Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook

The Lakers are not in a very suitable position they would have liked to be. Perhaps their current status is due to the way their season started. It was clear from the start that the team did not have a good balance. The team relied too much on the superstar trio of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook. But the team suffered a lot with injury issues. Last December, Anthony Davis sustained an injury that kept him away from the game for several weeks.

LeBron James also missed a major part of the previous season. As a result, AD had to carry the team but could not get the team to the postseason. Fans were scared that there would be some sort of repetition of the same thing. The only difference is this time, it would be James carrying the team without AD. Why either of them had to be alone if the Los Angeles side had a power of a trio? It is because Russell Westbrook was not able to help the team with his performance. But his importance was mainly due to his fame.


Fans Reply Back To Westbrook’s Brother On Twitter

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Lakers LeBron James and Russell Westbrook GARY A. VASQUEZ-USA TODAY SPORTS

Now a lot of fans and even haters are asking and expressing their doubts about the replacement of Westbrook. D’Angelo Russell came to the team after the three-team contract between the Lakers, Utah Jazz, and Minnesota Timberwolves. He missed several games due to an ankle injury. But he made came back with a bang raising hopes of the Lakers. However, Russell could not maintain consistency, and netizens have been blaming D’lo for the loss against the Mavericks. There is also a battle going on between Westbrook’s brother and the Lakers fans on Twitter.

What happened is that Russell’s brother Ray liked a post that displayed how badly D’lo played against Dallas Mavericks. It looked like he was expressing his joy with every loss of the Los Angeles side. That made the purple and gold team’s fans mad. The fans commonly say nobody cares what Westbrook or his brother thinks. On the other hand, Russell Westbrook is in a much better situation at the moment with Los Angeles rival of the Lakers as the Clippers are enjoying the 5th seed at the moment.

Why Was It Necessary For Lakers To Let Russell Westbrook Go?

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With injury issues rising up and a lack of balance in the roster, it became vital to replace the non-performing famous player in the team. In February, the Lakers got the replacement, and the team looked like have found the balance that was missing from the roster. But the team could not really shine as they could not hold on to a winning streak.

As a result, they could not climb up top to the table. But after James was gone for an unsure period, the onus fell on Anthony Davis to rescue the injury-ridden Los Angeles team. He did, and the LA side started climbing higher and even reached 9th place at one stage. However, the problem with consistency kept pulling the LA side down. Currently, the Lakers are 35-37 as the 10th seed in the Western Conference.