“I Got Three Kids, I Don’t Have Time for That”: Anthony Davis Throws Shade on Russell Westbrook Just Days After Joining Lakers’ Rivals

Published 02/23/2023, 6:50 AM EST

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The Los Angeles Lakers made some drastic changes to their roster prior to the trade deadline. The Lakers’ front office traded away Patrick Beverley and Russell Westbrook. In return, the team got D’Angelo Russell. Westbrook and his entourage were deciding between the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards. However, Westbrook surprised everyone when he signed with the Lakers’ rival, the Los Angeles Clippers.

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After sharing the hardwood floor with Westbrook for a couple of months, the love between him and Anthony Davis seems lost. In a recent interview, Lakers star Anthony Davis threw shade on ‘Brodie.’

All love lost from Anthony Davis’ side

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Anthony Davis was asked about his views on Westbrook joining a rival team. The reporter asked him what Westbrook would be bringing to that team. To that, Davis said, “I’m not part of that team. I have no idea what their locker room is like, what their chemistry is like.”

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“I got three kids, I don’t have time for that. I don’t know. I mean, I know they got rid of John and Reggie. I’m not sure how T. Lue & the coaching staff will utilize him, but I’m pretty sure he’s happy to stay in LA,” added Davis.

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Now, one can speculate that when AD said that, he might have been comparing Westbrook’s decision to his children’s actions. 

Prior to the trade deadline, it wasn’t just the Los Angeles Lakers who got rid of their point guards. The Los Angeles Clippers followed suit and did the same, trading away John Wall and Reggie Jackson. So, it looks like Westbrook will be filling in their shoes soon.

What will Russell Westbrook bring to the Clippers?

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The Los Angeles Clippers are 33-28 so far this season. Putting them in the fourth position in the Western Conference. Russell Westbrook has yet to suit up for the Clippers, so it may be too early to tell how he will perform.

However, the nine-time All-Star will surely help push the pace of the Clippers’ offense when on the floor. Russell Westbrook can play with another All-Star duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

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Westbrook and George are familiar with each other’s games as they played together during their time with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Although the coaching staff is different, and so is the rest of the roster.

Let’s wait and see how Russell Westbrook performs with his new team and teammates.

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Abhishek Dhariwal

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Abhishek Dhariwal is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He earned his bachelor's degree in English Honors from St. Xavier's College and his master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from AAFT School of Mass Communication and Journalism.
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