mobile app bar

“I personally don’t like to see Russell Westbrook with 0 turnovers, I like to see him with at least 3-4”: James Worthy gives his brutally honest take on the Lakers point guard

Arjun Julka

"I personally don't like to see Russell Westbrook with 0 turnovers, I like to see him with at least 3-4": James Worthy gives his brutally honest take on the Lakers point guard

Hall of Famer and Lakers veteran James Worthy drops the truth bomb on the Lakers and their point guard Russell Westbrook, adding he doesn’t want Brodie to feel sorry for himself.

The LA Lakers are currently facing a lot of the heat for their poor performance this season. The Jeanie Buss-owned team is seven games below +500, finding itself in the play-in tournament. The acquiring of Russell Westbrook and a group of accomplished veterans hasn’t worked for the team so far.

The Lakers point guard has been the main subject of criticism and social media trolls. His turnover rate and inability to shoot the ball continue to haunt him on a daily basis. Though the Lakers have a variety of reasons for their disappointing run, Russ and head coach Frank Vogel have been enduring most of the brunt.

The crowd at hasn’t been very kind to Mr. Triple-Double as well, booing him on the court. In what many believe, the outside noise is getting into Westbrook’s head, who looks detached on the court. The former MVP seems underconfident, especially while taking shots.

Also read: “I know a lot of fans expected us to run away with the championship”: Kevin Durant addresses the media on the series of events that took place in the Nets organization since he went down with an MCL sprain

Recently, three-time NBA champion James Worthy addressed the struggles of the Lakers, adding Westbrook should not feel sorry for himself and be aggressive on the court.

James Worthy gives his piece of advice to Russell Westbrook.

Having played his entire 12 seasons career with the LA Lakers and won three championships, including a Finals MVP, Worthy is aware of the pressures and expectations from the city and organization. In a recent interview, Worthy parted some words of wisdom to Westbrook.

The two-time scoring champion is currently averaging 4.0 TPG, a visible reduction from his previous games. However, he seems lost and hesitant to take shots.

Worthy had the following to say about Westbrook.

“I personally don’t like to see Russ with zero turnovers. I like to see him with at least three or four maybe. That means he’s aggressive, he has an aggressive style of play, and when he’s in that mode, he’s productive.”

“He’s got to stop feeling sorry for himself and just go out and get rebounds, play defense, and I think Russ can get back to being the productive player that we need,” Worthy said.

Westbrook is certainly vital to the Lakers in order for them to win games. However, the former OKC superstar needs to adapt to the new settings in LA, where LeBron would primarily have the ball in his hands.

Also read: “Lakers fans are utterly ridiculous, telling LeBron James how to play”: Draymond Green springs to fellow Klutch Sports client’s defense following another L merchant performance

One hopes Russ is able to flip the switch as we enter the final leg of the season, silencing his critics and naysayers.

About the author

Arjun Julka

Arjun Julka


Arjun Julka is a NBA author at The SportsRush. Basketball isn’t just a sport for this 26-year-old, who hails from Mumbai. He began watching the sport after stumbling upon a court in his society, helping him identify an undiscovered passion for the game of hoops. Now an ardent fan, Arjun supports Stephen Curry and the Warriors but also enjoys watching Giannis Antetokounmpo own the paint. When it comes to the GOAT debate, the TSR author feels LeBron James is yet to receive a lot of his due but cannot deny marveling at Michael Jordan’s resume.

Read more from Arjun Julka

Share this article