Twitter Reacts to Russell Westbrook Contributing to Shaqtin’ A Fool After Missing a Wide Open Layup

Published 02/23/2021, 12:51 AM EST
Dec 31, 2020; Washington, DC, USA; Russell Westbrook #4 of the Washington Wizards celebrates after making a three pointer against the Chicago Bulls in the first half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Carr/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports


Russell Westbrook was once the league MVP, but over the last two seasons, he has not been the same. Even in the 2020 postseason, Russ was nonexistent for the Rockets. However, most fans gave him the pass as he was coming off an injury.

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Most expected Russ to bounce back this season when he was traded to the Washington Wizards, but the story has been pretty much the same. Russ and the Wizards are struggling to find their form and as a result, they are one of the bottom three teams in the East.

Tonight, they are battling against the LA Lakers in hopes of keeping their playoff hopes alive. During the game, Russell Westbrook had an embarrassing moment where he airballed an open layup!

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Twitter reacts to Russell Westbrook airballing a layup

Following this awkward moment, many NBA fans reacted to it on Twitter. Take a look at some of the best reactions.

Dec 29, 2020; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) dribbles the ball against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

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Along with this layup miss, Westbrook missed a crucial free throw in crunch time. As a result, the Lakers leveled the score at 115-115 after the final buzzer in regulation time. The game will be decided in overtime, but one might wonder; what is happening with Westbrook?

After missing a free throw, Russ also fouled James, which sent him to the line for an and-1 opportunity. Luckily for the Wizards, LBJ missed the free throw, and the scores remained leveled. But the momentum is definitely on the purple and gold’s side.

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If the Wizards lose this game, it’s safe to assume Russell Westbrook will be the one to blame. But if they win this game, Westbrook’s mistakes will be overlooked. Which side will end up winning the game? Will it be the Wizards or the Lakers?

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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