‘Not an Instant Oatmeal’: LeBron James Makes an Interesting Comment About Russell Westbrook’s Lowlights

Published 10/21/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
Oct 6, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (left) with guard Russell Westbrook prior to the preseason game against the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


A team is as good as its weakest link. However, the Los Angeles Lakers need not worry because they do not have any weak links. But in their opening show against the Warriors, Russell Westbrook certainly looked weak against the power duo of LeBron James & Anthony Davis. 

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While the star duo combined to score 67 points against the GSW, Russ could not even score in double figures. In fact, it took him a good 20 minutes to score his first layup as he looked unlike his original self. But whatever be the outcome of that night, LeBron had his kind words ready to cover for the star.

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LeBron James agrees that Russell Westbrook will take his time

In the postgame interview after incurring the 114-121 loss against the Dubs Nation, LeBron James, as a true leader, got Russ’ back. He detailed how playing in front of your family members and in your hometown after so many years of wait is not easy. It can create jitters and lead to a performance lag.

Bron detailed, “…We need to fit out as well… When Russ is aggressive, looking for his shot, looking for his teammates, and just reading reacting, that’s when this game flows and it’s gonna be better for our team.” 

He then asked everyone to trust the process and stay patient until Mr. Triple Double gets into rhythm. As the L-Train added, “That’ll take time as well, this doesn’t happen overnight. It’s not an instant oatmeal, you have to work the process, you have to get better with it. You have to see things that not only benefit you… it ultimately benefits the team. But he’s a veteran in this league, so I’m not worried.”

In the season opener, the Lakers saw the Warriors’ second team taking them over in the second half. So it will really take a Russ to get the Lakers out of tough situations against good teams.

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LBJ and his obsession with the oatmeal analogy

Funnily, this was not the first time that LeBron James threw an oatmeal analogy. The Blaze Pizza investor is almost obsessed with the oatmeal analogy that he keeps using every time someone raises an early finger into his novel goals.

Last time the world checked, The Akron Hammer had defended the Cavaliers, Lonzo Ball, the 76ers rebuild, and the Lakers’ turnover worries with the healthy cereal. Take a look –

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It appears that Quaker Oats must visit Rich Paul and get him some minority ownership of their flagship offering. Who else can endorse it better than the specimen of a healthy man who keeps using the name every now and then? 

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Well, until that happens, we ask our readers if they love oatmeal and Lakers or any one of them? Help us read your funny comments in the section below.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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