Russell Westbrook may be in serious denial.
The Los Angeles Lakers star continues to make people scratch their heads. The Los Angeles Lakers guard Westbrook had a disastrous 0-for-11 shooting performance in last night’s game against the Clippers. Usually known as “Mr. Triple Double,” Westbrook finished with two points, three rebounds, and four assists, and posted a plus-minus of -6 in what was ultimately a close six-point loss for the Lakers.
When asked for an assessment of his performance afterwards, Russell Westbrook had a surprising comment.
“Solid, solid,” he said of his play. “Played hard, that’s all you can ask for.”
Russell Westbrook was asked about how he thought he played after going 0-11 from the field last night 😬pic.twitter.com/wGhBdV4J7z
— Caesars Sportsbook (@CaesarsSports) October 21, 2022
Westbrook did have a pretty nice nice defensively. He finished with five steals and punished the Clippers multiple times when they tried to throw entry passes into Kawhi Leonard to attack Westbrook one-on-one in the post.
— Zachary F. Lewis🕴🏼 (@zachflewis) October 21, 2022
But the problem here is that Westbrook needs to shoot better, going 0 for 11 is not acceptable considering how much money he makes. There are bad night and then there’s the night Westbrook had. He is the starting point guard on a LeBron James-led team and one of the highest-paid players in the NBA this season. He’s literally making $47.1 million to play in the NBA this season.
It’s still early on, the Lakers are still only two games into the season. But Westbrook has become a major distraction.
And he seems like he can’t deal with his diminishing skillset.
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