Kwame Brown Destroys LeBron James For Checking Russell Westbrook’s Stat Sheet: “Kobe Bryant Would Have Never Done That”

Published 01/15/2022, 9:00 AM EST


Los Angeles Lakers are struggling this season despite so many top additions during the summer. The Lakers were busy throughout the off-season and did a roster overhaul. However, they have been dependent on LeBron James more than ever this season. Russell Westbrook has failed to settle in and has been facing a lot of criticism for his performance.

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King James has been carrying the Lakers single-handedly this season. James has received little help from the other starters since Anthony Davis‘ injury. The Lakers are on .500 this season so far and sit 7th in the Western Conference table. Westbrook has played all 42 games this season and is averaging 18.7 points per game. The ‘triple double’ king hasn’t lived up to the expectations this season and is facing a lot of criticism.

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Recently a clip of LeBron James watching stats during a game went viral. Westbrook was spotted peeping at LeBron and the sheet. Former NBA star Kwame Brown also saw the clip and expressed his opinion on the same.

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Kwame Brown calls out LeBron James for checking Russell Westbrook’s stats

Former NBA star Kwame Brown recently reacted to the viral video of LeBron checking the stats with Westbrook beside him.

Oct 6, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (left) with guard Russell Westbrook prior to the preseason game against the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Brown said that Kobe wouldn’t have done that and called out LeBron for doing the same.

“I looked at a video when he showed LeBron watching the stat sheet on the bench, and I looked at Russell. I looked at his face as he looked at a man watching the stat sheet in the middle of the game. And when I saw brother LeBron watching the stat sheet,” Kwame Brown said.

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“Ain’t nowhere in the hell Kobe Bryant would have never done that. Matter of fact, if Kobe Bryant would have caught anybody doing that, it’s on you. Might get jacked up if the leader of the team is doing that. Then you can see videos of him standing on defense. It’s like what are you really doing. What are you really out here for at this point? Because that’s not basketball and that summed it up why the Lakers are losing.”

Westbrook is having a hard time with the Lakers. While the Lakers might have second thoughts on signing him during the off-season, Westbrook is happy in LA. He is determined to prove himself for the Lakers.

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Russ spent his childhood supporting the Lakers and finally got the opportunity to play for them at the age of 33. While still in prime, Westbrook can prove his mettle in the coming games 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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