People were very opinionated about Westbrook last season during his disastrous first year with the Lakers and then they were stating how they felt about him during the summer as trade rumors swirled.
Now, people are talking about Westbrook after a couple of preseason appearances made it seem like he doesn’t want to be part of his troubled team.
Westbrook wasn’t a part of his team’s huddles the other night and it’s got people wondering if he is looking to ditch the Lakers as soon as possible.
Is he hurting the team’s chemistry and is there any chance of them coming together with Westbrook involved?
The questions are running rampant and so are the opinions.
However, he is getting support from the people who know him best: fellow NBA players.
Paul George showed some love to Russ today. 🤝 pic.twitter.com/si6uS9LE50
— theScore (@theScore) October 14, 2022
Los Angeles Clippers star Paul George opened up about Westbrook, tweeting to him: “Keep ya sanity Brodie!! You one of the best and it ain’t stamped enough!!”
Will Westbrook and his team move past this?
Is this even something to worry about or much ado about nothing?
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The Lakers were really hoping they could just focus on basketball at this point.
The new season is about to start and they have a huge challenge ahead if they wish to turn things around and have a year much better than the last.
But it’s hard to ignore Westbrook’s actions and the questions that they raise.
Still, the most definitive response the team can give would be many wins starting next week when the regular season kicks off.
If the Lakers start the season strong then no one will be speaking of Westbrook and his personality.