LeBron James takes to Instagram to show love to Russell Westbrook following the 116-107 loss the Los Angeles Lakers suffered at Washington.
The Los Angeles Lakers and the Washington Wizards have definitely gone down two separate paths in the month of April. While the Lakers struggled to find their footing in LeBron James’s absence, and are still working on integrating Anthony Davis back into the starting 5, the Wizards have been on a roll, led by Russell Westbrook’s continued triple-double spree.
The 2017 MVP posted up yet another monster statline of 18 points, 14 assists, and 18 boards last night against the Lakers, making it his 30th triple double of the night.
LeBron James could do nothing but watch his squad squander any chance of having a comeback win as Bradley Beal and co. pulled through in the clutch.
There seemed to be no ill-will between the Lakers and Westbrook following the loss as Anthony Davis hilariously interrupted Russ’s postgame interview, while telling him something that the cameras couldn’t really catch. All fans could do was speculate at what the superstars conversed about, with most saying AD was recruiting him to the Lakers.
LeBron James shows love and appreciation to Russell Westbrook
Though LeBron James didn’t stick around to exchange formalities with the Wizards postgame, he did take to Instagram the morning following the loss to express his appreciation for Russell Westbrook.
Westbrook even responded to the post, commenting, “Straight like that Brodie,” and added the TMC flag at the end of his comment.
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Fans were quick with the quips as they bombarded the comment section with, “Russell Westbrook to the Lakers,” theories. With AD and Bron both having positive interaction with Brodie in a span of 12 hours, Lakers fans surely must’ve felt good about the fact that they could land him in the future.
After all, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook are great friends off the court, with the latter showing up on the 4x champ’s stories in the offseason multiple times. James’s relationship with Russell isn’t anything new, and this post by the former is just a show of appreciation for his friend; someone who’s been playing at an All-NBA level amidst the slander.