Magic Johnson isn’t mincing words at all. He is calling out Lakers Russell Westbrook for his playing this season, and according to him, Russell should “quit battling the press, take ownership and accountability and say, ‘Hey, I haven’t played well, but I got a chance to turn it around.'”
Here is what Magic Johnson said while speaking to ESPN:
“But Russell Westbrook, young man, you gotta know, there was expectations when you called LeBron and Anthony Davis and said you wanted to be a Laker.”
Johnson then fired off advice to Westbrook, telling to “Quit battling the press, take ownership and accountability and say, ‘Hey, I haven’t played well, but I got a chance to turn it around.’ So, I’m tired of excuses, it’s time to take ownership and say, ‘I’ve just been playing poorly, but hopefully I can turn it around.’”
And according to Vladtv:
The Los Angeles Lakers’ current NBA season has been a storied one, as LeBron James has been balling, despite being in ninth place in the Western Conference. Fans and higher-ups in the Lakers organization have allegedly placed part of the team’s struggles on Russell Westbrook, who was previously booed by Lakers fans at a home game.
Westbrook almost caused the Lakers to lose a game where LeBron had 56 points. That is how bad it has become. Everyone knows he needs to be benched, but it seems like Frank Vogel is scared to do it for some reason even though he has the blessing of LeBron and the front office.
Does he think Westbrook is going to beat him up or something?
If the Lakers are going to have any chance of turning things around, they will have to bench Westbrook and hope Anthony Davis’ ankle and body can survive an entire postseason.
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