Russell Westbrook and the Los Angeles Lakers just can't seem to get it right. A team that was considered one of the favorites to win the NBA championship at the start of the season, the Lakers will be lucky to even make the playoffs if they keep playing the way they have.
But Russell Westbrook doesn't seem to think that the Lakers are done. One reporter asked Westbrook about the way the season has gone, and how different it has been compared to how he expected the season to go playing alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis. But Westbrook didn't appreciate the question from the reporter (2:58 mark).
“What did I envision? Is the season over? Is the season over? No? Thank you. What did you envision? Since you spoke for me, I want to know what you envisioned. You still haven’t answered my question. What did I envision? I want to know what you think my vision is. I have no expectations, that’s why you don’t know what I envision. The last 4 years I’ve been on 4 different teams. My vision of thinking everything is gonna be peaches and cream, that’s not realistic, that’s not life. So I come into every situation, start from ground zero and figure out along the way. I have no expectations of how things will work. I just try to find ways to best help my teammates and that’s about it.”
Westbrook had a tough game last night, and that frustration may have come out to the reporter. Fans were not happy with Westbrook trying intentionally trip his former teammate Reggie Jackson after getting crossed up by him. It was a rough night at the office for Westbrook and the Lakers.
The Lakers really need to start turning things around. With each game they lose, their chances of making the playoffs diminish a little bit. If the Lakers miss the playoffs this season, this could be one of the most disappointing seasons in the history of the franchise.