“If Luka or Jokic Did This…”: Russell Westbrook’s Cheekiness Has NBA Fans Divided After Another Embarrassment for Lakers

Published 01/19/2023, 7:30 AM EST
Nov 2, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) moves the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

During the Los Angeles Lakers’ 111-116 loss against the Sacramento King last night, former MVP and nine-time All-Star Russell Westbrook performed a cheeky move on the hardwood. Meanwhile, a clip of him performing the move got viral on social media and garnered a lot of fans’ attention. The fans, upon coming across the clip, reflected on Twitter and flooded its comment section with their thoughts and opinions.

The nine-time All-Star was unable to drop big numbers on the court last night and lead his team to victory. However, Russ was successful in stealing the spotlight during the game with a cheeky move.

Russell Westbrook stole the spotlight with his cheekiness

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Russ was not as influential as he usually is on the court on Wednesday night. However, he successfully grabbed everyone’s attention with his cheeky play. During his last night’s game, the former MVP tried to put the ball into the basketball when he was being guarded by the Kings’ youngster, Kevin Huerter. However, he instantly changed his mind and hit the ball into Huerter’s chest which further rebounded and got in Westbrook’s hands.

In other words, the nine-time All-Star tried to drain a 3-pointer. But quickly changed his mind as he had to get rid of the Kings youngster. With this move, the 34-year-old became the center of attraction in the hoops world on social media.

NBA fans reflected on Westbrook’s cheeky move

The clip drew the attention of the fans as soon as it was posted on Twitter. Most of the fans were left surprised after coming across the short video. They posted a plethora of jokes and memes in the comment section. Overall, from the comments, the fans seemingly had a good laugh.

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Here are some of the reactions of the fans:

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Last night, despite LeBron James dropping 32 points, eight rebounds, and nine assists, the Lakers were unsuccessful in securing a win. The purple and gold lost another game since the Denver Nuggets halted their winning streak back on Jan 10. Following last night’s defeat, the Lakers currently sit in the 13th position in the Western Conference Table with a losing record of 20-25.

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Ayush Roy

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Ayush Roy is an NBA writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Calcutta. Capitalizing his background in finance, Ayush likes to dive deep into the economics of the NBA.

Edited By: Jayant Chhabra

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