The Los Angeles Lakers just can't seem to get on a roll. Despite having LeBron James returning to the squad and the Lakers having their big three of James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook available to them, the Lakers lost to the reigning NBA champions Milwaukee Bucks and did so in poor fashion.
The Lakers were disastrous on the defensive end, and couldn't contain Giannis Antetokounmpo. This performance was emblematic of the Lakers' struggles this season, and it only increases the worries among their fans over how their season will end in the next few months.
As the game was coming to a close, all three players went to the bench, and the result was pretty much decided. LeBron James and Anthony Davis looked quite frustrated, as Russell Westbrook approached them and tried to console them over the loss. Both players looked incredibly frustrated even after Russ tried to calm them down.
NBA fans slammed Westbrook for doing so, mostly pointing to the fact that he was a big reason as to why they lost. Westbrook has been a massive liability for the Lakers this season. A lot of fans even joked about the fact that LeBron would be contemplating trading Russ after his performance.
Fans were clearly furious with the way the Lakers played, slamming them for their horrible performance. The Lakers have not shown any sign of being a decent playoff team this season, let alone the championship contender that they were expected to be at the start of the season when they put this roster together.
Most Lakers fans would be hoping for a miracle, through which Russell Westbrook is traded. But given Westbrook's poor performances, and also his massive contract, there are almost no options left for the Lakers to try and get rid of him. Perhaps they will be able to come up with a solution, but a trade for Russ seems unlikely.