Russell Westbrook’s benching in the 4th quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers loss to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday has actually controlled the NBA headings.
Storylines began appearing from his leaving the arena and not making himself readily available to the media to the Lakers front workplace, providing Frank Vogel the thumbs-up to bench him.
The Lakers point player took a seat in Orlando with League expert Adrian Wojnarowski for an interview, specifying that despite the fact that he was dissatisfied with being benched Wednesday, he stays concentrated on doing what’s finest for the group to win.
Westbrook informs ESPN: “I have accepted everything that has been asked of me and tried to do it to the best of my ability.”
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 21, 2022
Westbrook likewise wished to supply insight into the reports that he left the locker space without conference with press reporters when both Westbrook and group authorities asked for that he avoid the interview session. He likewise asked Lakers Nation for persistence and an opportunity to reveal what he and the Los Angeles Lakers can do when Anthony Davis returns from his MCL injury in his left knee.
Russ made it straight clear to ESPN that he is still dedicated to the procedure of doing whatever the Lakers require to do to be effective this season.
“We obviously haven’t been fully healthy, but I’m committed to making this thing work. The communication is there with everybody in the organization to make this thing work, to make this team we all want it to be in the future.”
“Everybody is trying to figure out what to do and how to do it. I try to put my head down and do the best that I can do for our team, and whatever is asked of me, I try to do it to the best of my ability. That’s all I’ve been trying to do since I got here.”
Lakers Coach Frank Vogel has actually backed Westbrook throughout this duration and stated as much by means of NBA.com.
“I feel good about what we’re doing with our team and don’t feel good always about the results,” Vogel stated Wednesday. “But I believe in what we can do this year, and so (I’m) steadfastly remaining focused on the task at hand.”
Russell Westbrook and the Lakers (22-23) are on the roadway to handle the Orlando Magic (8-38) Friday night.