LeBron James Hypes Up Russell Westbrook As He Enters Michael Jordan Territory

Published 10/12/2021, 2:13 PM EDT


Many have credited Michael Jordan with popularizing the game of basketball and the NBA during the 80s and the 90s. However, Jordan’s impact wasn’t just restricted to the court. ‘The Last Dance’, a mini docuseries based on his career, became ESPN’s most-watched documentary.

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The documentary, based on Jordan, played an important role in increasing NBA’s fanbase around the world. However, now, another NBA star, Russell Westbrook, is working on his documentary. This sports documentary will release on Showtime on 15th October, just four days before the season starts.

Oct 10, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) dribbles the ball past Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne (15) during the first quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The documentary titled ‘Passion Play: Russell Westbrook‘ revolves around Russ’ NBA career. Westbrook’s teammate at LA Lakers, LeBron James, has recently hyped up Westbrook’s documentary through his social media.

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LeBron amplifies Westbrook’s documentary on social media as he enters Michael Jordan territory

LeBron James recently attended the premiere of Russell Westbrook’s documentary. He then hyped up the documentary on his Twitter by quoting a tweet. LeBron’s Twitter caption read: “Yessir!! Make sure y’all check it out dropping this Friday! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥”

Russell Westbrook has been in the NBA for the past 13 seasons. During this time, he has played for three teams and will play for his fourth team this season. However, his journey to the top has been very inspiring and fans can now watch how he developed in the documentary.

The documentary will cover his professional career right from his high school to the NBA. It will also feature some never-seen-before pictures and clips of Westbrook and his family.

“I’m proud to share this documentary and give audiences an inside look into who I really am on and off the court,” Westbrook recently said on his documentary.

“There are a lot of misconceptions about me, but I’m ready to share my story and my journey with my fans.” 

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The documentary will also feature interviews with Kevin Love and Nick Collison. The documentary’s shooting started before the 2019-20 season and will cover his stint with Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards closely.

It is produced by Westbrook himself as Donnell Beverly and his brother, Raynard Westbrook, are co-producers. The Director of Kobe Bryant’s ‘Muse’, Gotham Chopra, is the co-director of Westbrook’s project alongside Erik LeDrew.

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While ‘The Last Dance’ gathered a lot of praise from everyone around the world, it is yet to be seen how fans react to Westbrook’s documentary. Are you excited about Westbrook’s documentary?

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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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