Russell Westbrook was once the league MVP, but over the last two seasons he has not been the same. Even in the 2020 postseason, Russ was non-existent for the Rockets, however, most fans gave him the pass as he was coming off of an injury.
Most expected him to bounce back this season when he was traded to the Washington Wizards. But the story has been pretty much the same for Russ. Russ and the Wizards are struggling to find their form and as a result, they are one of the bottom three teams in the East.
Tonight, they are battling against the LA Lakers in hopes of keeping their playoff hopes alive. During the game Russell Westbrook had an embarrassing moment where he airballed an open layup!
Following this embarrassing moment, many NBA fans reacted to this on Twitter. Let’s take a look at some of the best reactions to Russ airballing a close layup.
Twitter reacts to Russell Westbrook airballing a layup
Along with this layup miss, Westbrook missed a crucial free throw in crunch time. As a result, the Lakers leveled the score at 115-115 after the final buzzer in regulation time. The game will be decided in overtime, but one might wonder what is happening with Westbrook?
After missing a free throw, Russ also fouled James, which sent him to the line for an and-1 opportunity. Luckily for the Wizards, LBJ missed the free throw as the scores remained leveled. But the momentum is definitely on the purple and gold’s side.
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If the the Wizards lose this game, it’s safe to assume Russell Westbrook will be the one to blame. But if they win this game, Westbrook’s mistakes will be overlooked. Which side will end up winning the game? Will it be the Wizards or the Lakers? Let us know your views in the comments section down below.
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