After Friday night’s defeat against the L.A. Clippers, a clearly flabbergasted Russell Westbrook made headings in his post-game chat with the media.
After a reporter asked him about his expectations for the season, the big star lashed at him in front of everyone.
Russell Westbrook said, “What did I envision? Is the season over? Is the season over? No? Thank you. What did you envision? Since you spoke for me, I want to know what you envisioned.”
He further continued by saying, “You still haven’t answered my question. What did I envision? I want to know what you think my vision is. I have no expectations, that’s why you don’t know what I envision. The last 4 years I’ve been on 4 different teams. My vision of thinking everything is gonna be peaches and cream, that’s not realistic, that’s not life. So I come into every situation, start from ground zero and figure out along the way. I have no expectations of how things will work. I just try to find ways to best help my teammates and that’s about it.”
Unfortunately for Russell, nobody in the room was satisfied with his response.
In the middle of this difficult season, wherein nothing seems to go his and the LA Lakers way, it’s quite comprehensible why he sounded so vexed. But it’s unbelievable he entered Los Angeles with no expectations, especially playing in a star studded team led by LeBron James.
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“When I saw Russell Westbrook say what he said… listen he’s had a bad season, we all get that. But he’s still Russell Westbrook and a lot of time people have unfairly attacked his character throughout the year because I find him to be somebody who strives to be selfless. He’s not somebody who doesn’t care, he’s never cheated us with effort.”
He went on to add, “But when I watched him in the post-game press conference last night, that was the first time that I looked at him and said ‘he does not deserve to be a Laker.’ I have never heard any member of the Los Angeles Lakers in my quarter-century plus of covering the sport say ‘I had no expectations.’ First of all, wearing the Purple and Gold brings expectation. They got 17 titles.”
It’s clearly been a very disappointing season for the LA Lakers until now wherein nothing seems to go their way. This Star-studded team has failed to click in unison, which has been the major reason for the downfall of this Champion team.
Only a miraculous change in fortunes could pave the way for the Lakers’ resurgence this season. Though this feels impossible given this team has looked a pale shadow of themselves who have such a rich history in the annals of the competition.