The Los Angeles Lakers and Russell Westbrook stole the show during the 2021 NBA draft night when the Lakers agreed to a trade with the Washington Wizards to land former MVP Russell Westbrook in the purple and gold. Now this trade left many wondering how the fit between Russell Westbrook and LeBron James would be on the Lakers with both players being more ball dominant players. But it seems like the two players had already broken bread together and met to discuss what it would like and what kind of sacrifices would be needed to be made if Russell Westbrook was to play alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the Lakers.
— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) July 30, 2021
Via report from LA Times’ Broderick Turner: “About two weeks ago, Russell Westbrook went to LeBron James’ home and together they and Anthony Davis had a conversation about the All-Star guard joining James and Davis on the Lakers.They talked about putting their egos aside and playing as one in their quest to bring the Lakers another NBA championship. Westbrook talked about how his only intention was winning and coming back home to Los Angeles to become a champion.”
Well it didn’t take long but two weeks later LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis found themselves as teammates. And it’s even crazier to think with the way media works now days that there were no leaks about the secret meeting between the new Los Angeles Laker teammates. You’d think there would be a tweet, a rumor or someone spilling the beans. But alas, it’s going to be a championship or bust type of season for the Los Angeles Lakers with the addition of Russell Westbrook.
Could this work? Well it depends on who you ask. On the latest episode of Pod That: Two Brothers Talking Sports; George & Sami Jarjour discussed what their expectations were with Russell Westbrook joining the Lakers. And whether or not this means the Lakers upgraded to a championship team: