Russell Westbrook dawned a newly colored light brown fade as he took a seat for his very first interview as a Los Angeles Laker. The Hawthorne, California local is lastly back in the city that raised him, hooping with his home town Lakers.
From a small point player at Leuzinger High School, to wearing in the real blue and gold of UCLA, to being traded to 3 groups in 3 years and lastly landing in the house, couple of NBA professions have actually come as cycle as Westbrook’s has.
Yet, as the 2017 League MVP sits in between Lakers basic supervisor Rob Pelinka and head coach Frank Vogel, he sets the skeptics directly on how the group’s offense will exist side-by-side with 2 apparently ball-dominant gamers.
Highlighting a team-oriented method, Westbrook recognizes with affecting video games in a thousand various methods without the ball, as he mentioned in his initial presser.
“I’m pertaining to a championship-caliber group and my task is to ensure that I’m able to make his video game simpler for him (LeBron), and I’ll discover methods to do that throughout my video game,” Westbrook stated.
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Questioning how a person (who balanced a triple-double for whole season) will fit with a group stacked complete with skill makes little to no sense. Westbrook has actually shown the skeptics incorrect, time and time once again. In addition, this time around, he’s got his prolonged household—his daddy, mom and bro with him.
“Simply having the ability to be with my kids all the time, having the ability to see my mother and father and my better half all the time is to me the very best thing you can request for,” Westbrook stated. “Being back house.”