Magic Johnson Lends His Support To Russell Westbrook And His Family Amidst Attacks From Lakers Fans

Russell Westbrook has had a year to forget with the Los Angeles Lakers, and expectedly he has received a lot of backlash from media and fans. Many people have pointed out that he has been a poor fit with stars Anthony Davis and LeBron James, and this being a reason for the Lakers’ struggles this season.

Recently, Russell Westbrook’s wife Nina Westbrook has revealed that the Westbrook family has been subjected to harassment and death threats from fans.

Nina Westbrook said, “When I’m being harassed on a daily basis over basketball games, and I’m having obscenity’s and death wishes for me and my family sent my way because you’re expressing your “truth”, it’s hard for me to get on board with that.”

Lakers legend Magic Johnson has come out in support of Russell Westbrook as he called out the Lakers fans for their actions. He stated that “threats and attacks” from fans towards Russell Westbrook and his family “are completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated”. Magic Johnson also affirmed that Russell Westbrook “will be a key component” to the Lakers’ success for the rest of the season.

Johnson’s tweet stated, “Laker Nation, it’s our responsibility to come together and support Russell Westbrook and his family. Threats and attacks on the Westbrook family are completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated. There’s no place in sports for this type of behavior, period. Russell plays an important role on the Lakers team and will be a key component to the success of the rest of the season and the NBA Playoffs. Let’s do better, rally around the Westbrook family, and support them.”

Death threats towards a player are completely unacceptable. Hopefully, we see a reduction in that sort of behavior from Lakers fans in the future, and perhaps Magic Johnson’s words support for the family will help with the situation.

Hopefully, we see Russell Westbrook rediscover his lost touch and shut up the haters with his performances in the future. He is still a very solid player and finisher at the rim. Russell Westbrook can still help the Lakers salvage the season, and it remains to be seen if he can do so in the coming weeks.

Rohit Shahi is a Sports editor and a passionate fan of NBA. He aims to bring all the latest NBA news to you, covering all the major events and biggest superstars.

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