The story from the Los Angeles Lakers’ win:
Is this the end of the Russell Westbrook era before it even started?
Look the Los Angeles Lakers allegedly tried to trade Russell Westbrook or looked into it to no avail and it plainly obvious why the front office is making the effort. The Los Angeles Lakers do not need the Russell Westbrook that collects high numbered triple-doubles. They need him to play a certain role and his attitude is starting to show. This is not what he signed up for.
- Malik Monk is a better shooter and is willing to move without the ball that fits perfectly with the LeBron playing point center schemes.
- Austin Reaves is willing to play defense like Alex Caruso and make winning plays. That and he shoots better than Russell without turning the ball over.
- Talen Horton-Tucker is starting to get his rhythm back from dealing with COVID-19. He can handle the ball just as well and he is finishing at the rim better than Russ at this point.
- Avery Bradley is the Lakers’ best perimeter defender and as of the day of this game, he’s not going anywhere!
Lake Show Life was the first Los Angeles Lakers website to claim that Russ’ confidence is gone. Now we are saying that drama is coming in the near future. The Lakers fanbase is in love with these young players and the contributions they provide. The cheers Russ thought he would get this season is going to minimum salary guys. Let that sink in for a second.
The decreased turnovers the media is talking about is a joke. The Los Angeles Lakers took the point guard duties from him. This is an easy situation to read. Even Talen Horton-Tucker got time running the offense. Westbrook sees what Lake Show Life sees…his role is diminishing! People thought this headline was crazy right?
Are we still crazy? Russ had 9 points (4-14 shooting!), 11 rebounds and 13 assists before he fouled out.