NBA World Goes Crazy After Lakers Trade For Russell Westbrook

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So, the Los Angeles Lakers had a pretty rough season. After winning the title in 2020, they weren't able to generate the same momentum in 2021, suffering injuries and poor chemistry all along the way.

By the time the playoffs rolled around, the Purple and Gold were a shell of their former selves, eventually losing in the very first round to a young and inexperienced Suns team.

But now, as of a few hours ago, the Lakers are back on the map, thanks to a draft-day trade for Russell Westbrook.

It's a huge, blockbuster move for the Lakers, and it's no surprise that NBA fans (and media members) were going wild on Twitter.

Here are some of the best reactions of the night:

Needless to say, it's a pretty exciting moment for Lakers fans, who return to Championship contention.

It's also good news for basketball fans as a whole, too. Watching Westbrook do his thing alongside AD and LeBron, in the city of Los Angeles, is going to be an amazing thing to watch, and truly a treat to us all.

Westbrook, who plays with his heart on his sleeve, will bring intensity and passion to L.A., and finally gets to play for a team with a chance to compete for the title.

It's a big day in the NBA.