Russell Westbrook Shows up in Style Ahead of the Lakers’ Preseason Game vs Nets

Published 10/03/2021, 2:37 PM EDT


Los Angeles Lakers have assembled a monstrous squad for the 2021-22 NBA season. They’re the joint-most successful team in the NBA and are top contenders this season as well. The Lakers have signed some top veterans during the off-season. The team has welcomed players like Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, DeAndre Jordan, Rajon Rondo, among others.

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However, Russell Westbrook is inarguably the biggest signing of the summer. The Lakers landed the 32-year-old NBA veteran in a trade deal involving the Washington Wizards. This move seems to be successful as of now as not only the Lakers fans, but Westbrook himself is super excited to join the team.

Sep 28, 2021; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) is photographed during media day at the UCLA Health and Training Center in El Segundo, Calif. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Long Beach-born star has been a Lakers fan since childhood and will finally don the purple and gold this season. He can wear the iconic jersey as early as today when the Lakers host the Nets in their first pre-season game.

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Russell Westbrook arrives in style ahead of pre-season vs Nets

Westbrook has shown up in style ahead of the Lakers’ first pre-season game against the Brooklyn Nets. The Lakers are set to host the Nets at the Staples Center.

Westbrook is super excited about his homecoming. In fact, his first public comment on his trade to the Lakers was a post captioned: “HomeTeam. WhyNot?”. He still uses the ‘Why Not?’ in his Twitter bio.

This shows how happy he is after signing with the Lakers. Even Lakers fans are in awe of Westbrook enjoying his home city during the off-season. Recently Westbrook showed up at a party in LA where he showed some dance steps to everyone.

This is the city where he was born and brought up. This is the team he watched and supported all his childhood. Now that he is at Los Angeles Lakers, that’s all that matters.

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He can make his mark with the Lakers when he is awarded his debut by Frank Vogel tonight. Westbrook has never won a championship in his 13-year-old NBA career.

Now that he has a monstrous roster alongside him, he will give it his all for his first championship.

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How do you think Westbrook will do with the Lakers? Let us know.

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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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