WATCH: Russell Westbrook Drops Monster Dunk to Excite Lakers Fans Before NBA 2021-22 Season

Published 09/06/2021, 10:17 AM EDT
Jan 26, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) reacts after a foul during the first quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports


Los Angeles Lakers’ new addition Russell Westbrook is all set to make a debut in his hometown. The veteran guard recently signed with the championship contenders to form a Big 3 with LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

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Westbrook has constantly hit the headlines after joining the Lakers. LA is excited to watch three dominant offensive players on their side and it has turned into a packed roster with Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard as well.

Russell Westbrook is pumped after that dunk

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While the hype is picking up for this latest star team, Westbrook is already on his toes for this new journey. In his recent Instagram story, the 32-YO was seen making some big moves during practice. It was a typical Russell Westbrook move with a drive-in, up to the top, and a finishing dunk.

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After an injury-plagued and disappointing run last season, the Lakers are preparing for another title this year. Besides, Westbrook has switched on his work mode as well. His reaction after the dunk speaks volumes as he seems pumped up with his hard work.

Lakers’ Big 3 is the much-anticipated powerhouses

With Bron, AD, and Westbrook sharing the ball, the energy will be high in Staples Center. As far as the team coordination is concerned, will be unleashed in the 2021-22 regular season. Analysts are awaiting Frank Vogel’s strategy to fit in these three powerhouses on the court.

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Apr 22, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers injured forward LeBron James (23) speaks with teammates during the second quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The 2020 bubble champions have constructed a well-experienced team for the upcoming season. And it all began with the Westbrook moving from Washington Wizards to the Lakers.

The veteran guard’s contract has over $44 million for him this season. Moreover, he also holds a player option worth $47 million for next season. While his future with the Lakers hasn’t reached a decision, this year will be crucial for the banner franchise. Russell Westbrook is prepared to take on his opponents wearing a purple-gold jersey.

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Let’s see if this veteran team can win it again after their last championship in Orlando.

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Pavni Ahuja

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Pavni Ahuja is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Housing a keen interest in sports journalism, she is pursuing an undergraduate Journalism degree from Christ University. Pavni is an ardent fan of the NBA, with prior district-level playing experience in basketball.

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