Over the last two years, Russell Westbrook’s reputation has taken a hit, especially after his disappointing stint with the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2021-22 season and early last season.
But there are still plenty of people who love and support the current Los Angeles Clippers guard, and he has never forgotten that support.
Westbrook talked about that when discussing giving his jersey to a young fan in the stands, per the Clippers’ official Twitter account.
“I don’t take any people that support me for granted” -Russell Westbrook pic.twitter.com/hPFZ6W3aHb
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) October 12, 2023
Westbrook signed with the Clippers last season after the Lakers traded him to the Utah Jazz in February and the Jazz waived him, and it has seemingly given him a new lease on his NBA career.
He will be a sure-fire Hall of Famer once he retires, and it wasn’t too long ago that he averaged a triple-double in four out of five seasons.
In 21 games with the Clippers, he averaged 15.8 points and 7.6 assists a game, and his shooting accuracy — 48.9 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from 3-point range — was significantly higher than usual.
The Clippers, as usual, are hoping to win the NBA championship, something they’ve never even come close to doing, but the once-great hype surrounding the team has considerably died down.
They’re reportedly looking to give themselves a shot in the arm by trading for another future Hall-of-Fame guard in James Harden, who has made it clear he wants the Philadelphia 76ers to trade him.
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