‘Russell Westbrook is tired of people shaming his name, but not shaming enough to play better’: Shannon Sharpe vigorously puts Lakers superstar in his place after Brody’s 1-9 start to Wizards
FS1 analyst Shannon Sharpe shoots Russell Westbrook as he moves 2/10 from the field against Wizards
The Los Angeles Lakers host the Washington Wizards tonight. The Lakers, after winning against the Warriors, have lost two straight and would be looking for a win tonight. On the other hand, Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope return home to face the Lakers for the first time since the trade. They would try to score tonight’s game and secure a victory for the Wizards along the way.
At the end of the third, the Lakers led 89-82. LeBron James leads the way, scoring 36 points, grabbing 6 rebounds and delivering 5 assists. Besides LBJ, Malik Monk, Talen Horton-Tucker and Austin Reaves scored in double figures, with 12, 11 and 10 points respectively. Russell Westbrook is struggling, again, after shooting 2-10 from the field.
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After watching Russ’ game tonight, Shannon Sharpe couldn’t help but lash out at the Lakers star.
“Russell Westbrook keeps throwing bricks and then wonders why/how did he get that name?!” : Shannon Sharpe
This season hasn’t been the best for Russell Westbrook. The triple-double king has struggled to start this season. After passing Oscar Robinson in the all-time triple-double category last season, Russ has recorded just 9 this season.
That’s not the only misfortune Russ faces. He’s averaging just 18.3 points (the lowest since his 2nd season in the league), shooting 43% from the field and 28% from deep. Tonight’s performance against the Wizards is just a typical Russell Westbrook night with the Lakers.
Shannon Sharpe was so frustrated watching the same thing that he couldn’t resist posting a tweet about it.
Westbrook is 1-9 with missed layups at 3-4 points. He wonders how/why he got this nickname. He’s sick of people shaming his last name, but not enough to play better. 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
— Shannon Sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) March 12, 2022
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For someone who keeps saying he’s sick of being called “Westbrick”, surely Russ needs to start playing better. His performances like this don’t really help with the narrative.
For the Lakers to win the game and get out of the losing streak, Russell Westbrook needs to play like the player we know he could be.