Kwame Brown Goes On a Vulgar Rant About Lakers Star Russell Westbrook

Published 09/13/2021, 11:39 AM EDT
Mar 29, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) reacts after a three point basket against the Indiana Pacers during the fourth quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports


After a disappointing first round exit in the 2020-21 season, Rob Pelinka has been on a roll to revamp their roster this off-season. Just like the Nets added a third superstar in James Harden, the Lakers traded for 2017 MVP Russell Westbrook.

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Trading away starters like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and role players like Kyle Kuzma and Montrezl Harrell along with picks, the Lakers have taken a huge leap of faith on this incredible ‘Brodie’ trade and will hope that their numerous moves are enough to win the championship this season.

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Kwame Brown slams Lakers’ Russell Westbrook for his recent post

While we are still seven weeks away from the start of the new league season, NBA twitter has certainly not slowed down. Be it a trade, a free agent signing or a superstar’s off the court activity, basketball fans are in for a discussion in every topic.

One of the topics that is gaining steam lately is Russell Westbrook’s recent look in his social media post. While many have lauded Russ for being bold enough to pull off such a look, many fans have been pretty sceptical about the same.

From comments basically trolling ‘Brodie‘ to many of Westbrook fans questioning why would Russ even try the same, the look has garnered its fair share of negative reactions. The latest to join this lot is Kwame Brown.

Brown who was in the headlines for his rants months ago has developed quite a following all this while. In a recent live session, the former number 1 overall pick went on a pretty vulgar rant on the new Lakers’ guard and had some harsh words for Brodie to say the least.

This is not the first time Westbrook’s off the antics have garnered polarizing views. Be it his unusual outfits before the game or his eccentric posts, fans have had a divided opinion on Westbrook and the Brodie slander ain’t stopping anytime soon.

Can Westbrook silence his haters with a championship win with the Lakers?

Just like his off-the court antics, Brodie’s play style also has divided NBA fans for years now. While he is one of the most athletic point guards the league has ever seen, he is very inconsistent with his shooting. Often shooting less than 45% from the field, Westbrook’s efficiency has been sketchy to say the least.

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Given the volume shooter he has become his fit alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis has been under question. Brodie might have to adjust his game for the Purple and Gold. Last season, the Lakers suffered mightily to create their own shots and especially in play making.

Mar 30, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) directs the offense during the first half against the Charlotte Hornets at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Westbrook certainly excels in both the departments. If he can focus his game more on playmaking, not only will he take some burden off of LBJ, he will certainly solidify his role in the team and win the trust of many Lakers’ fans.

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He can also chip in as a three-point scorer for the team. While his shooting splits were unimpressive, he has shown that he can be a good shooter of the ball when he averaged 34.3% from the perimeter in the 2016-17 season.

Brodie might not be the go-to guy in the team but if he wants to make his name, he surely will have to make some changes to his game. Will Westbrook thrive with the Lakers and help them win a championship?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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