“I Can’t Make A F***ing Shot Boy”: Russell Westbrook Drops the Nasty Truth Bomb on His Own Poor Performances

Published 01/13/2022, 10:00 AM EST
Sep 28, 2021; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) answers questions during media day at the UCLA Health and Training Center in El Segundo, Calif. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


Los Angeles Lakers lost their 21st game of the season as they went down at home to the Sacramento Kings. LeBron James scored 34 points vs. the Kings, but it wasn’t enough to register a win at the Golden 1 Center. Russell Westbrook disappointed with just 8 points in 37 minutes.

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The Lakers had a good start to the game as they led the Kings by 6 points at half-time. However, they struggled after half-time and squandered their lead. The Kings ended the 3rd quarter with an 11-point lead. The Lakers tried to come back in the final quarter and scored 26 points. But the Kings held onto their lead and won by 9 points.

October 14, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots the basketball against Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield (24) during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James had an incredible night as he recorded 34 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists. However, fellow Lakers starter Russell Westbrook failed to make his mark and scored just 8 points vs, the Kings. After the game, Westbrook expressed his thoughts on his poor outing.

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Russell Westbrook offers a harsh personal assessment after poor showing vs. the Kings

Lakers star Russell Westbrook appeared before the media after the team’s loss against a struggling Sacramento side. LA Times journalist Dan Woike mentioned Westbrook is in a slump.

After hearing this, Westbrook responded by saying, “Man, who you telling? Can’t make a f***ing shot, boy.”

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“The word ‘slump’ isn’t something I lean on,” Westbrook added. “I stay locked into my craft, figure it out. I’m just in a position to try to figure out the best way to play at the moment. It’s as simple as that. I’ll figure it out, and that’s that. … Figure out ways to just make a f***ing shot. That’s it.”

In the loss vs the Kings, Westbrook went 2/14 as he missed 12 of the shots he attempted. After the game, head coach Frank Vogel admitted that the 33-year-old is in a slump right now.

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Sacramento Kings are 17-27 this season so far and were on a 5-game losing streak before facing the Lakers. In fact, this is the 2nd time, the Lakers have lost to the Kings this season.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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