Russell Westbrook and the LA Lakers took on the San Antonio Spurs with out LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The previous NBA MVP performed a stable recreation, main the staff in rebounds and assists however couldn’t assist the Lakers overcome the absence of their two superstars. It was a closely-fought contest that would have gone both means earlier than the younger Spurs escaped with the win.
Hours earlier than the sport, Nina Westbrook, Russell Westbrook’s spouse, vented her emotions on Twitter relating to her husband’s repeated name-calling on social media. She opened up on a nine-tweet put up that exposed particulars the general public wasn’t conscious of earlier than. The messages, which have been each heart-rending and eye-opening, began with this:
“Once I’m being harassed every day over basketball video games, and I’m having obscenity and dying needs for me and my household despatched my means since you’re expressing your “fact”, it’s laborious for me to get on board with that.”
Nina Westbrook’s reference about “expressing the reality” was a direct reply to veteran sports activities anchor and Russell Westbrook critic, Skip Bayless. Mrs. Westbrook beforehand accused Skip Bayless of blocking her Twitter account when it wasn’t the case. The Undisputed co-host gave an emphatic reply to her authentic put up on social media with this:
“Expensive Mrs. Westbrook: Thanks for clarifying that I didn’t block you. I’ve by no means blocked anyone and I by no means will. I welcome your criticism and respect your defending your husband. However I’ll proceed to inform the reality as I see it.”
Nina Westbrook continued along with her prolonged reply amid the alleged dying needs and obscenities thrown at her and her household:
“So far as my husband goes, he’s his personal individual. I don’t must defend him. I really like and assist him by way of all of the unwarranted hate and negativity that he receives. I converse up and share my expertise and data for many who should not have a voice.”
She additionally appears to be like ahead to the day when future basketball gamers can be freed from the kind of social media bashing that her husband Russell Westbrook goes by way of:
“My hope is that the wonderful and gifted gamers that come after him don’t should be subjected to this kind of shaming, name-calling, and public scrutiny for enjoying the sport that they love.”
Russell Westbrook stands by his spouse, Nina’s Twitter posts
In a post-game interview after the LA Lakers misplaced to the San Antonio Spurs, Russell Westbrook answered questions relating to his spouse’s prolonged posts on social media. The fiery level guard opened up a aspect of him that the NBA not often, if ever, will get to see.
The Triple-Double King emphatically helps his spouse and household:
“Proper now, she’s reached some extent, and my household has reached some extent the place it’s actually weighing on them. And it’s very unlucky only for me personally as a result of it’s only a recreation. It’s only a recreation. This isn’t the end-all, be-all in relation to basketball. I don’t thoughts the criticism of lacking and making photographs. However the second it turns into the place my title is getting shamed it turns into a problem.”
Russell Westbrook’s first season with the LA Lakers is definitely going by way of adversity each on and off the court docket. Hopefully, he will get issues proper each for his profession and for his household.