“Kuzma the 2nd”: Lakers Fans Hijack Russell Westbrook’s Latest Post With Savage Insults

Published 10/22/2021, 2:30 PM EDT
May 26, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) argues a call with referee Jacyn Goble (68) during the fourth quarter of game two against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports


Los Angeles Lakers have had a disappointing start to their 2021-22 NBA campaign as they lost their opening game against the Warriors. The Lakers assembled a super team during the off-season and had a massive roster overhaul. They added quality to their roster by signing Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, DeAndre Jordan, among others.

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However, despite that, they’ve failed to win a single game this month. LeBron James and Anthony Davis looked fresh in the first game and combined for 67 points against the Warriors. But the talk of the town was Russell Westbrook, as he scored just 8 points despite starting and playing 35 mins. Westbrook failed to make his mark during the preseason as well.

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

Russ’ disappointing showings in the purple and gold haven’t gone down too well among the Lakers fans. So, fans hijacked his latest Instagram post and threw insults at him.

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Lakers fans insult Russell Westbrook in his latest Instagram post

Russell Westbrook recently posted a few pictures of himself on his Instagram captioned: “……for @highsnobiety”. He was wearing a red shirt, jacket, and shorts in the picture.

However, the comment section is filled with unrelated comments from Lakers fans. The purple and gold fans hijacked Russ’ Instagram post and directed some savage insults at him. However, some fans even tried to encourage him. Here are some of the fans’ reactions to Westbrook’s Instagram post.

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Many expected Westbrook to settle in at the Lakers and form a deadly trio alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis. However, it has been all about LeBron and Davis so far as Westbrook is struggling to adapt to the Lakers style of play. Russ didn’t look comfortable alongside the LeBron-Davis duo in the last game.

Earlier, wherever Westbrook played, the team was either built around him or he was among one of the two main players there. But that is not the case in LA. Frank Vogel’s game revolves around James and Davis. In fact, playing alongside James could be one of his biggest challenges.

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James’ former teammate Chris Bosh has previously admitted that it was difficult to adjust with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade on the court. Can Westbrook silence his haters in the next game? Let us know in the comment section below.

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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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