‘Opportunity to Better See Who I Am’: Lakers Star Russell Westbrook on Why He Made His Documentary

Published 10/05/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 20: Russell Westbrook (0) of the Houston Rockets stands on the court against the Denver Nuggets during the first quarter on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)”n


NBA and Los Angeles Lakers star Russell Westbrook expressed his thoughts on his documentary in a recent appearance on a T.V. show. Russell Westbrook is all set to release a new documentary that examines his life. A streaming platform will release the documentary in mid-October on a streaming platform ahead of the 2021-22 NBA season.

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During his appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’, Westbrook spoke about the documentary, among other topics. When questioned by host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel about the documentary, Westbrook said that the release thrilled him. He explained the documentary would look at his life from a different perspective. It would differ from his professional personality on the court.

Westbrook said, “You know what? I’m super excited about the documentary. I hope everyone across the world get a chance to see it but number one thing about it and the reason why I did is what is that for that exact reason: A lot of guys a lot of people see me on the floor, I’m very passionate and I don’t like to lose and I like to compete at a high level. But people think that’s who I am.

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Westbrook disclosed that his passion on the court would receive context, saying, “No just competing, I’m just competing and then my passion played documentary gives the viewers opportunity to better see who I am on a day-to-day basis. The things I love to do, the things that I don’t like to do, you know who I genuinely am, so I’m excited about it.”

The documentary ‘Passion Play: Russell Westbrook’, will premiere on October 15th on ‘Showtime’.

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Will Russell Westbrook improve the Lakers’ chances for a championship this season?

Westbrook joined the Los Angeles Lakers on a trade in the offseason, leaving the Washington Wizards after having spent just one season there. Westbrook was excited to join the Lakers since this is his hometown team.

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May 8, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) drives to the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Doug McSchooler-USA TODAY Sports

Lakers will definitely benefit from having his energy on the court considering the age of the roster. Westbrook is also a well-rounded player. The 32-year-old Lakers point guard averaged 22.2 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 11.7 assists per game last season for the Wizards. If he can replicate or improve on this form for the Lakers; a talented and experienced squad can challenge for the NBA championship.

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Shalom Saldanha

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Shalom Saldanha is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his journalism degree, he has previously worked as a sports corresspondent for India Shorts/Business Upturn. A Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks fan, Shalom primarily got into the sport after discovering that he shared a mutual love for Arsenal with the Greek Freak.

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