Russell Westbrook dawned a freshly dyed mild brown fade as he sat down for his first press convention as a Los Angeles Laker. The Hawthorne, California native is lastly again within the metropolis that raised him, hooping along with his hometown Lakers.
From an undersized level guard at Leuzinger Excessive Faculty, to suiting up within the true blue and gold of UCLA, to being traded to 3 groups in three years and finally landing at home, few NBA careers have come as full circle as Westbrook’s has.
But, because the 2017 League MVP sits between Lakers basic supervisor Rob Pelinka and head coach Frank Vogel, he units the doubters straight on how the workforce’s offense will coexist with two seemingly ball-dominant gamers.
Emphasizing a team-oriented strategy, Westbrook is aware of impacting video games in a thousand alternative ways with out the ball, as he alluded to in his introductory presser.
“I’m coming to a championship-caliber workforce and my job is to make it possible for I’m in a position to make his sport simpler for him (LeBron), and I’ll discover methods to try this all through my sport,” Westbrook stated.
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Questioning how a person (who averaged a triple-double for total season) will match with a workforce stacked full with expertise makes little to no sense. Westbrook has confirmed the doubters fallacious, time and time once more. As well as, this time round, he’s received his prolonged household—his father, mom and brother with him.
“Simply having the ability to be with my children on a regular basis, having the ability to see my mother and pop and my spouse on a regular basis is to me the perfect factor you’ll be able to ask for,” Westbrook stated. “Being again residence.”