WATCH: Former Lakers Champion Hilariously Refers To Russell Westbrook as ‘Westbrick’

Published 11/03/2021, 8:28 AM EDT
Nov 2, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots against the Houston Rockets during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


Russell Westbrook’s performance so far has exactly been the way the NBA community expected it to be. Statistically, he is reaching numbers that show an impressive performance. The thing is, he’s taking too many attempts to reach those numbers. Therefore, on the stat board he’s nearing a triple-double almost every game, but Russell Westbrook is arguably still one of the most inefficient players on the Lakers roster.

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And this is exactly what was expected from him to keep up the reputation of his infamous nickname ‘Westbrick’. Hilariously, after the performance against the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Sparks head coach mistakenly referred to him by that nickname on national television.

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Sparks coach Derek Fisher refers to Russell Westbrook as ‘WestBRICK’

Los Angeles Sparks head coach and former NBA champion Derek Fisher appeared on the Lakers post-game analysis. And he accidentally referred to Westbrook by his infamous nickname ‘WestBrick’ while talking about his linkup inside the paint with Anthony Davis.

Throughout his career, despite being famous for being ‘Mr. Triple Double’, Westbrook has always gotten slandered for being inefficient on the court. Among other issues, fans often criticize him for stat-padding and taking inefficient attempts at the basket.

Nov 2, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots against Houston Rockets center Christian Wood (35) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

He recorded 27 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists versus Houston, with only three turnovers. He also had a 10-of-21 field-goal accuracy. To begin the season, the Los Angeles native struggled with turnovers and shooting percentages, but he is improving on both fronts. He had 20 points, eight rebounds, nine assists, and only two turnovers on Sunday. He had 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field and four turnovers two days prior.

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Therefore, even after an efficient performance on the floor, Fisher gave a reminder to the NBA world of how Westbrook can even have off days. While Russell Westbrook always dominates during the regular season, he has a reputation for choking in the clutch moments.

Will Russell finally overcome his playoff slump this season and lead the Lakers to success? Let us know what you think.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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