The American base, who went through an offseason moving to the NBA with the question of whether he will stay with the franchise or not, offered some strong words to them during Media Day
Russell Westbrookthat despite the rumors of the last few months will start the season of National Basketball Association in Los Angeles Lakersfeatured in his Media Day commitment as a professional to the purple and gold franchise beyond the noise surrounding its present and future in the NBA.
“Whether the Lakers want me here or not doesn’t matter., Actually. My job is to be a professional and show up to work like I always do. Do my job the best way I know how and that’s it”, forced to say the base at a press conference for NBA Media Day of Lakers (official media open day before the new North American League season). “I mean, we all have jobs and sometimes the people at our jobs don’t like us or don’t want us there.”he added.
The Lakers start again afterwards sad failure last yearwhere they chose a very veteran team and joined the same team LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, carmel anthony, Dwight Howard Y Rajon Rondo. Considered one of the great contenders for the ring in the preseason, they fell in one of the biggest falls in NBA memory and was left out of the Playoffs and Play-ins by ending the regular season in eleventh position in Western Conference (33-49).
Westbrook’s performance was especially criticized for his irrational decision-making, his lack of flexibility in other registers (such as organizing base) and his shortcomings in defense and outside shooting. However, the controversial point guard, who earned $44.2 million last season, decided to use his automatic renewal clause in the summer for another year with the Lakers and 47.1 million. “I’m so excited for next season”sure
The American said that He spent the summer months talking with LeBron James and Anthony Davis to see how to get the Lakers back on track.. “It’s very beneficial to be able to talk and understand the things we want to do and how we want to do them”, he said. due to injuries, LeBron, Davis Y Westbrook they were in just 21 games last year.
Asked about how he sees the dispute for the starting point guard position in Lakers, Westbrook did not enter into controversy. “I’m excited to get out on the track, compete and play. I’m looking forward to starting the season”sure
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