Russell Westbrook’s disastrous season with the Los Angeles Lakers has now reached a new low.
This week, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry decided to weigh in on what was transpiring in LA with Westbrook.
His comments were telling.
“I told him when we played them in L.A. a couple of days ago that I respect how he’s handled the whole year just in terms of everything he’s been saying and how he’s been handling himself and protecting his family,” Curry told Yahoo Sports.
“It is the nature of the beast. And in a certain perspective, they build you up to break you down. The real ones who have done amazing things in this league know what that means. He’s a professional, and I’m proud of the way he’s conducting himself and I’m there for him.”
Curry didn’t stop there, though.
“The fan perspective, it is kind of B.S. when it crosses the line in terms of attacking somebody personally, their name, and not keeping it to just basketball,” he added.
Curry can put whatever spin he wants onto this situation, but the reality is that Westbrook has been awful for the Lakers. Fans have responded to that – nothing more or less.
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The key to Westbrook not getting hate is him changing his style of play and attitude. That’s literally all he needs to do. But he won’t, of course.
And so long as he refuses to – he deserves every little bit of flak he ultimately receives.
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.