“Ice Cold Player of the Game”: Sacramento Kings and NBA Fans Roast Russell Westbrook For Disappointing Form

Published 01/13/2022, 9:30 AM EST
Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots against the Miami Heat during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports


Russell Westbrook has had a tough season by his own standards. His blockbuster trade to the Lakers has not gone according to the plan. The Lakers are currently in the seventh spot and have a record of 21-21. Meanwhile, Westbrook is averaging a lowly 18.7 points a game and has had several games with high turnovers. In fact, his inability to knock down the three-point shot has clogged up the lane for LeBron and Co., making things more difficult for the Lakers.

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The Lakers lost 125-116 to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. Likewise, Westbrook had another miserable outing, scoring only 8 points on 2 of 14 from the field. He was mercilessly trolled by the Kings and was called the ‘Ice Cold Player of the Game’.

Nov 8, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) controls the ball against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Twitter reacts to Russell Westbrook and his performance against the Kings

The NBA Twitter fans had a field day after watching Westbrook. Here are some of the top reactions:

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Jan 4, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) reacts against the Sacramento Kings in the first half at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

What’s next for the Lakers and Westbrook?

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Lakers will look to bounce back from this loss against the Nuggets on Sunday. Similarly, Westbrook will hope to find his shooting touch that has been missing in the last few games. The Lakers have a tough stretch of games coming up and they will need all the help that they can get. Meanwhile, LeBron has been tearing it up the last 12 games and he has scored 30 points or more in 11 of those games. He will hope to get some kind of support from his teammates as he is carrying the Lakers on a nightly basis.

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Vishwesha Kumar

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Vishwesha Kumar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Holder of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Vishwesha has been writing content for about 3 years now. He has been following the NBA for nearly 10 years, since first starting off in the year 2012.

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