The Los Angeles Lakers embarrassed themselves (again) on Wednesday night and, sadly, it wasn’t shocking at all.
The Lakers fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves, 124-104, in another drubbing that featured the same sort of bad plays, poor defense, and sloppy basketball that have plagued LA all season long.
It was so bad on Wednesday that even the opponents were caught off-guard by the way LA was playing.
KAT’s reaction to Westbrook’s airball during the Wolves 20-point win over the Lakers 💀pic.twitter.com/YxpxSkpBZN
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) March 17, 2022
He was surprised to see someone like Westbrook perform such a whiff of a shot and confused by how it happened.
He’s not the only one feeling these things: Lakers fans are also surprised, utterly confused, and disappointed.
Westbrook’s Rough Season
Westbrook’s field goal percentage this year is 43% which isn’t too vastly different from his percentage in previous seasons.
However, it seems like every night he is putting up wild, clueless shots like the one Towns saw.
Westbrook’s shot selection has gotten so bad at times that fans of the Lakers have been known to shout “No!” when he is setting up a deep two or three-pointer.
He has lost the faith of the team’s fanbase and that’s a really bad look.
In fact, the whole team has lost the faith of their devoted followers.
It feels like all Lakers fans have thrown in the towel and resigned to the truth that LA will fall in the first round of the playoffs…and might not even make it that far.
It’s not just Westbrook who has been having troubles, the entire team isn’t functioning well.
Fans of the Lakers all over are looking just as confused as Towns was on Wednesday night.