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Russell Westbrook’s Wife Shares Cryptic Social Media Post Amid Lakers Trade Rumor
September 22, 2022
Russell Westbrook got involved in another batch of trade rumors and his wife had an expected reaction to it. Well, it was a cryptic response, but hey, Nina sure knows how to make people talk.
Westbrook had a terrible first season with the Lakers. The franchise is looking for potential trade partner. Rob Pelinka has shown interest in several players, including a couple of talents from the Utah Jazz. Of course, Utah wants Westbrook and future first-round picks.
Russell Westbrook to remain a Laker, his wife warns the NBA world
Nina heard all the comments about her husband. Here’s what she wrote on Instagram:
“Bottle of water can be a dollar at a supermarket, $3 at the gym, $5 at the movies, $6 on a plane, and $10 on vacation. Same water. The only thing that changed its value was the place. So the next time you feel your worth is nothing, maybe you’re at the wrong place.”
Russell Westbrook’s wife, Nina, posted this on Instagram hours after the Lakers cancelled a press conference 🤔 pic.twitter.com/7lLQaw7Vt5
Nina has already defended her husband in the past. She trashed those who criticize her husband. Westbrook is an incredibly skilled basketball player. He was a bad fit for the Lakers, but his MVP performance has been making headlines for years.
Ramona Shelburne from ESPN discussed Westbrook’s chances to start games with the Lakers in the upcoming season.
“From what I understand now, they still see Russell Westbrook as a starter. He’s a former MVP. He’s given that respect. Everyone’s gonna compete for jobs. … Russell Westbrook is the starter there.”
Lakers have big role for Westbrook
If the Lakers keep Westbrook on the roster, head coach Darvin Ham will have to find the best role for him and Patrick Beverley. Marc Stein expects the Lakers to use Beverley as a small forward.
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“With Westbrook poised to remain a Laker when new coach Darvin Ham opens his first training camp as L.A.’s new coach, sources say Beverley is regarded internally by the club as a 3-and-D wing and not as a point guard at this stage of his career,” Stein wrote. “The Lakers, in other words, see Westbrook and Schröder as their point guards as of Sept. 18 … and the likes of Beverley, Kendrick Nunn, Austin Reaves, and Lonnie Walker IV as 2s and 3s.”
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.