Lakers Fans Unleash Wrath on Russell Westbrook as He Puts Out Motivational Post After Painful Loss

Published 11/05/2021, 2:13 PM EDT
Oct 27, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after being ejected from the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half at Paycom Center. Oklahoma City won 123-115. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports


Coming into the new season, a lot of doubts were raised over Russell Westbrook’s fit in the Lakers setup. Yet, the franchise believed that the veteran was the missing piece that would solve their conundrum. On the other hand, it has been a rather disappointing start for the former OKC Thunder star. It has been a harsh couple of outings filled with turnovers, and Lakers fans seem to be losing their patience with Russell Westbrook. After the team’s second consecutive loss to Russ’ former side, they had enough.

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For Oklahoma, Westbrook was that prodigy whom every franchise hopes they can convert into a legend of the game. Night in and night out, the #0 would put in quality performances. After a season each at Houston and Washington, Jeanie Buss and the Lakers wanted an experienced guard to carry them forward. It is still debatable as to whether the 32-year-old was their best bet.

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Russell Westbrook leaves fans fuming with latest post after Lakers’ loss

On Thursday night, the LA Lakers stepped out for redemption. A week ago, Frank Vogel’s men suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of a struggling Thunder squad. In the absence of LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and the fellow senior players had to shoulder the responsibilities. Instead, the 9-time All-star missed a crucial basket at the fag end, leaving the Staples Center in a state of disarray. And with his latest post following the 104-107 loss, he has invited trouble.

Westbrook took to Instagram to upload an image of himself dressed up. It was a stylish fit, and he captioned it, “…..Never flinch.” This left Lakers fans extremely upset, and they made their dissatisfaction known. One fan straight up commented, “Win us a game.” Meanwhile, numerous others criticized him for his below-par performances against the Thunder and otherwise. Take a look.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is an NBA and Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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