Russell Westbrook and the LA Lakers confronted the San Antonio Spurs with out LeBron James and Anthony Davis. the outdated NBA MVP performed a strong recreation, main the crew in rebounds and assists, however could not assist the Lakers overcome the absence of their two superstars. It was a detailed contest that might have gone both means earlier than younger Spurs escaped with victory.
Hours earlier than the sport, Nina Westbrook, the spouse of Russell Westbrook, expressed her emotions on Twitter concerning her husband’s repeated insults on social media. She opened with a nine-tweet publish that exposed particulars the general public hadn’t beforehand recognized about. The messages, each heartbreaking and revealing, started with this:
“When I’m harassed daily about basketball games, and have obscenity and death wishes for me and my family because you speak your ‘truth’, it’s hard for me to get on board with that.”
Nina Westbrook’s reference to “speaking the truth” was a direct response to veteran sportscaster and Russell Westbrook critic Skip Bayless. Ms Westbrook beforehand accused Skip Bayless of blocking her Twitter account when it was not. The undisputed the co-host gave an emphatic response to her unique social media publish with this:
“Expensive Mrs. Westbrook: Thanks for making it clear that I didn’t block you. I’ve by no means blocked anybody and by no means will. I welcome your criticism and admire your standing up to your husband. However I’ll proceed to inform the reality as I see it.
Nina Westbrook continued her prolonged response amid the alleged demise needs and obscenities hurled at her and her household:
“So far as my husband is worried, he’s his personal individual. I needn’t defend him. I like and help him by means of all of the unwarranted hate and negativity he receives. I communicate up and share my expertise and data for many who don’t have any voice.
She additionally seems to be ahead to the day when future basketball gamers are free of the type of social media bashing her husband Russell Westbrook experiences:
“I hope the incredible, talented players who come after him don’t have to go through this type of shame, name calling and public scrutiny for playing the game they love.”
Russell Westbrook helps his spouse, Nina’s Twitter posts
In a post-game interview after the LA Lakers’ loss to the San Antonio Spurs, Russell Westbrook answered questions on his spouse’s prolonged social media posts. The fiery level guard has opened up a aspect of him that the NBA hardly ever, if ever sees.
The Triple-Double King is categorically supportive of his spouse and household:
“Proper now it is reached some extent, and my household has reached some extent the place it is actually weighing on them. And it is very unlucky only for me personally as a result of it is only a recreation. It is only a recreation. It is not the top of the world in terms of basketball. I do not care in regards to the criticism of lacking and making pictures. However the second my title will get shamed, it turns into an issue.
Russell Westbrook’s first season with the LA Lakers is actually going by means of adversity on and off the court docket. Let’s hope he succeeds each for his profession and for his household.