Lakers’ LeBron James Sounds Off About Russell Westbrook Amid Trade Rumors

LeBron James and Russell Westbrook will get to play another season together because the Los Angeles Lakers didn’t find a trade partner for him. Russ wasn’t a good fit for the Lakers last season, but he is ready to give his best shot in the 2022-23 NBA season. Will he agree to score from the bench? Why not?

LeBron is more than excited about his new season with the Lakers. He also knows that Westbrook could help the Lakers win games. The four-time NBA champion believes that the new season will be a good one for Westbrook. The Lakers will make things easier for him and they all will join forces to lead the team to the playoffs.

“Oh absolutely,” LeBron said. “Absolutely. Look forward to, like I said, being a part of the journey with him this year and it’s gonna be a great year for him and we’re gonna be right there with him. We’re here and it starts tomorrow. It’s all about putting in the work, and when you put in the work, you’ll see the results. So, looking forward to it.”

LeBron James and Russell Westbrook to win games together

Several reports suggested that LeBron wanted Westbrook out of Los Angeles as soon as possible. Yes, LeBron probably wanted the Lakers to get Kyrie Irving. It didn’t happen. LeBron and Westbrook may have had some issues last season, but everything is fine now. They looked good at media day. It’s a new season and both players will give their best to make things work. They both want rings after all.

The Lakers have high expectations from Westbrook in the new season. Coaches believe that Westbrook will shoot better in the new season. Videos show that Westbrook has actually improved his jump shot. Pairing him with Patrick Beverley may be the most challenging part of the season. Darvin Ham is carving out good roles for both players. He even wants to use them in the starting lineup. The 2022-23 NBA season will be challenging in every sense of the world. Let’s see how Westbrook handles the pressure this time.