Ever since getting traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, Russell Westbrook's career has been going downhill. The former NBA MVP never gelled in with the rest of the team, and it was adamant during the team's games.
To make things worse, Westbrook's jumpshot looked as poor as it has been in many years. He was unable to make even the easiest shots and became a source of memes for many fans.
Keeping this in mind, it's no surprise that the L.A. Lakers want to trade him and get rid of his humongous contract. Although that's what the Lakers want, there is a chance that Russ will play this season for the Purple and Gold.
If that happens, Westbrook needs to improve in a lot of sections. However, that will only be possible if playing basketball is Russ' top priority. NBA analyst Skip Bayless recently revealed his thoughts on Westbrook's priorities. Skip believes that Russ gives fashion more importance than basketball.
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"Russell Westbrook does not fall in line. He just doesn't. He was not born falling in line. He'll fall on your head if you don't watch it, but he won't fall in line behind you. So, what do I know about Russ? I think he works hard on his conditioning in the offseason. I don't think he works hard on his game, because I think that fashion thing is bigger. It's more important to him than basketball.
Westbrook has always had a unique sense of fashion, and he likes to flaunt it during his arrival at NBA games or simply when he's off the court. But due to his unique approach to fashion, he has been roasted by Lakers fans several times.
Coming back to Skip's point, Westbrook might have a unique fashion choice, but before that, he is always a basketball player. We are all witnesses to how passionate Westbrook is about the game of basketball. So there's most likely no way that Russ gives fashion a priority over basketball.