The Los Angeles Lakers were up against the Dallas Mavericks on March 29th. Sadly, the Lakers were blown out by the Mavericks, 128-110. Russell Westbrook of the Los Angeles Lakers was not in the talking mood after fouling out of the game. Frustrations have clearly reached an all-time high for Russell Westbrook and the rest of the Lake Show.
Westbrook was asked about what the Lakers can change over the final few games to make the postseason by Brad Turner of The Los Angeles Times. He responded with, “Nothing man, nothing”. That sparked quite the back and forth between Turner and Westbrook.
Westbrook eventually turned the question on the reporter. “What do you think should change?” Westbrook asked Turner. Turner responded “Winning.”
Westbrook then got up and tried to leave, but Turner insisted on getting the Lakers guard’s point of view on the situation. A logical move for a reporter after such a disappointing result with the season on the line. Westbrook has had his spats with the media during his first season in Los Angeles as well.
The former MVP kept asking Turner what he thought the team could change to get back to winning. “That’s fine. Do you have the answer to winning?” Westbrook said. “I’m only one person, champ. It’s a team game. So I don’t have an answer. You can give me your answer.”
Westbrook sarcastically smiled, shook Turner’s hand and walked away. Turner joined the Lakers postgame show on Spectrum SportsNet after the exchange but didn’t have any additional answers on how to fix the Lakers.
Lakers are in big trouble now following the lose on Tuesday dropped them to the 11-seed in the Western Conference. We’ll have to see if the Lakers can turn things around, but there are obviously some heightened emotions right now.
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