“ESPN Said 93 Players Are Better Than Him”: 34YO Russell Westbrook Training in Beast Mode Against Paul George & Co Leaves Fans Fuming

Published 10/13/2023, 10:57 PM EDT

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It is common for a global sports star to face criticism and scrutiny from the viewers. At times, though, it crosses a thin line and turns into disrespect. Russell Westbrook had to go through a similar situation in the past few years in the NBA. Amidst the negativity, the 34-year-old trained in beast mode against Paul George and Co.

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The fans of the game reacted to his intense workouts as they took a stand against those criticisms. The unity among the viewers for the superstar became a sight to behold.

What did Russell Westbrook do in the training?

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The Los Angeles Clippers squad was preparing for their third pre-season game of the campaign. With their pride on the line against the champions Denver Nuggets, the roster indulged in a competitive session. In the midst of that, Westbrook rose to the top as a training clip capturing it caught everyone’s attention.

 

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As George attempted a low post shot, luck did not favor the forward as the ball bounced off the rim. Before the opposite team even got the chance to grab a defensive rebound, Russell reacted. The 2017 NBA MVP reacted the quickest as he dunked the ball into the basket immediately to support the offense.

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The 9-time All-Star asserted his dominance in training soon after, with his iconic screaming after scoring. The franchise made the moment public to hype up their star player with the caption, “Let ‘em hear ya, Brodie.”

Ahead of an upcoming season, this was the confidence the supporters wanted to see as they responded to it expectedly.

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How did the fans react?

With numerous doubts over his ability to produce greatness on the court in recent seasons, the viewers loved what they saw. One fan in particular mocked the choice of the media houses to take the 6’3 guard such lightly. “And ESPN say 93 players are BETTER than him smh,” he stated to express his disgust with their opinion. It continued as one more supporter highlighted, “No way he’s ranked 94 smh.”

Everyone admired his dedication to the craft as a fan commented, “This boy be on 10000 at all times.” Another pointed out the same as he mentioned, “Nah his energy and stamina can go hard all night.” The fans from the City of Angels wanted to witness this all season long. One spectator thus promptly stated, “Let’s Go Russ We need that all Season.”

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Sourav Bose

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Sourav is a detail-oriented NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. His passion for the game of basketball was ignited by none other than the captivating duo of Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr. As he delved into the illustrious history of the NBA, his fascination grew exponentially.
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