Russell Westbrook doesn't get talked about like he used to during the 2021/22 NBA season, but every now and then, the Los Angeles Lakers point guard makes headlines. Whether it is rumors about his future with the legendary franchise or what's next for him if he decides to stay in Los Angeles, Westbrook's name is often mentioned by analysts.
In recent hours, the former NBA MVP snapped and had enough of Skip Bayless disrespecting his name, calling out the controversial analyst on social media after Bayless referred to him as 'Westbrick.' After the Los Angeles Lakers selected Max Christie with the 35th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, Skip found a way to criticize Russ and LeBron James.
Lakers acquire a 2nd-round pick, take Michigan State's Max Christie, who shot only 32% from 3 last season. Perfect! He'll fit right in with LeBron and Westbrick.
Russ wasn't having any of that and fired back at Bayless, saying he should be careful with his words, implying he wouldn't use that 'Westbrick' name in front of him.
Yoooo… watch your mouth. Don’t say anything here you wouldn’t say to my face.
While some people believe Skip wouldn't dare to do that, somebody recalled the time Bayless did use a rude nickname against one NBA star right in front of his face. This person brought up the video where Bayless calls Chris Bosh 'Bosh Spice' right to his face, even after Bosh explained why he felt it was bad.
Never forget when Chris Bosh confronted Skip Bayless for calling him “Bosh Spice”
Skip still called that man Bosh Spice in his face 😭😭😭
He’ll definitely “Westbrick” to Russell Westbrook's face 😭
This beef has been going on for a couple of months now. Westbrook took offense when people started calling him 'Westbrick' and never hesitated to call them out. His wife Nina had already taken shots at Bayless, but now is Russ the one taking care of things. It would be interesting to see these two having a face-to-face conversation and see how Bayless will act once he's in front of Westbrook.