Lakers Fans Booed Russell Westbrook In His ‘Return’
Last season proved challenging for Russell Westbrook. He struggled with the Los Angeles Lakers and was often singled out for the team’s failures. This tension culminated in his trade to the Utah Jazz, after which he was waived and subsequently signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.
With the Clippers, Westbrook received a more positive vibe and settled into a team that seemed to be a better fit. Come playoff time, Westbrook balled out, posting 23.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 7.4 assists on 41.0% shooting from the field, even as his team was handicapped by injuries against the Phoenix Suns.
Last night, Westbrook, who seems a lot happier these days, played against his former team. But whoever thought he’d be receiving a warm welcome from Lakers fans was wrong. It rained plenty of boos for Brodie, during the pre-game introductions.
Lakers fans booed Russell Westbrook during his pregame introduction tonight
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) November 2, 2023