Russell Westbrook’s time with the Los Angeles Lakers has not been ideal.
By any objective measure he has dramatically underperformed on the court relative to the expectations set when L.A. acquired him from the Washington Wizards.
This week Westbrook’s unfortunate run with Lakers fans continued.
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) January 30, 2023
Understandably, many within the NBA community had strong reactions to that encounter.
They didn’t hesitate to share them online.
That’s his fault for being a fan of a loozrr https://t.co/pKOPVNWeVd
— Juvy (@JuvyWicks) January 31, 2023
This looks like a scene in a movie where the villain talks about that time he met the hero and got disrespected thus changing the trajectory of his life https://t.co/bvAbiwOv8Y
— , (@Zvbear) January 31, 2023
RUSSELL WESTBROOK NEEDS TO BE TRADED https://t.co/9sz51EYMlJ
— heath (@heathstakes) January 31, 2023
These kids weird ass parents stalk celebrity athletes & know where their going to hang out & bring their kids & use them as BAIT to get jersey’s & memorabilia signed then turn around & try to sell that shxt! I don’t blame Russ I wouldn’t of signed shxt neither! https://t.co/ZC2TfKxAq2
— Nestradaumus (@Nestradaumus1) January 31, 2023
It will be interesting to see what the Lakers ultimately do with Westbrook ahead of the Feb. 9 NBA Trade Deadline.
They have been linked to one major trade involving him, but it is unclear if it will actually materialize.
Lakers fans had some strong reactions.https://t.co/VRmKiN4Phh
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 31, 2023
Beyond that it doesn’t look like there is a ton of interest in taking Westbrook off Los Angeles’ hands.
Will Westbrook still a member of the Lakers in two weeks time? One way or the other, an answer should emerge soon enough.
Jennifer Withers Hoey is a former Business Development Manager who transitioned to writing about sports. With valuable connections all over the West Coast, she has used those contacts to break some of the most interesting stories pertaining to the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Seattle Supersonics (RIP), and more.