Russell Westbrook has a history of staying in the news for all the wrong and negative reasons. After arriving at the LA Lakers in a trade, the Point Guard has failed to live up to his name and expectations as the Lakers have struggled for the last two seasons. Even this year, the Lakers are the third-worst team in the Western Conference points table.

Westbrook has played too little a part in the team’s success since his arrival. This season, the point guard is averaging 15.8 points, 7.5 assists, and 6.3 rebounds. Moreover, the 2017 AL MVP failed to play second fiddle to LeBron James, who struggled without any support after Anthony Davis’ injury. As a result, the Lakers are drowning at the moment. Amid the league crisis, Russell is caught in another controversy off the field.

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Russell Westbrook Coldly Ignores A Child Asking For An Autograph

The year could not get any worse for Lakers point guard Russell Westbrook. After failing to establish an impact in the ongoing NBA season, rumors are rift that Westbrook would be on his way out as the purple and gold are looking to trade him. However, these rumors are just mere conjectures for now. Moreover, LeBron James’ personal connection with Westbrook has the Lakers’ hands tied. Hence, the trade might just have to wait for a little while.

Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook stirred another controversy owing to an off-field altercation. Westbrook, on his way to a restaurant, saw a few fans waiting for him. Amongst the fans, a little kid with a Lakers jersey walked up to Westbrook for an autograph. However, Russell coldly ignored the child and walked right past him into the restaurant. Evidently, the kid repeatedly shouted for a reaction, but the point guard looked unfazed and ignored the child.

Fans Come Down Heavily On Westbrook For His Cold Gesture To A Kid

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Russell Westbrook

The video featuring Russell Westbrook ignoring a little kid has gone viral on social media, and fans have come down heavily on the point guard. A Twitter user commented saying he lost all the respect of Westbrook after seeing him treat a child in a cold manner. However, a certain section of fans also supported Russell, saying there is a place and time for everything and the point guard should not be bothered during his personal time.

Meanwhile, the Lakers marked their 28th loss against the Brooklyn Nets. This is the purple and gold’s second loss in a row. Hence, the road to recovery looks impossible currently. They are 13th on the points table with 23-28. Even after getting all the healthy guys back in, the fate remains unchanged. With just a few more games remaining, the Lakers are staring at a possible elimination.

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