Russell Westbrook has been the most criticized and trolled player so far in the season. As everyone from the fans, commentators, analysts and even the rivals aren’t missing any chance of taking a shot at him. Russell Westbrook this offseason joined the Los Angeles Lakers since LeBron James and Anthony Davis personally recruited him. But the reality has been very different and disappointing if compared to the expectations the signing drew. Russell Westbrook is having one of his worst seasons ever with the Lakers. As his game especially individual performance is down on every aspect needed for a guard to get the job done.
Fans have nicked him “Westbrick” due to his shooting slumps where he misses or bricks most of the shots attempted. But the criticism has increased and reached new levels as his family is getting involved and fans are gifting them death threats when it doesn’t even relates to them. Russell Westbrook in all these years in the league never really took the criticism personally but now the word “Wesrbrick” has him fueled up since it’s more about his family, kids and the legacy he has made and not just the game where he isn’t able to deliver for some time.
Russell Westbrook is back in the headlines since he called out a fan disrespecting his name at Crypto.com Arena. As he mentioned earlier in an interview of his he won’t just let it go away. The video of his pre-game exchange with fans sitting in the front-row at courtside stands viral on the internet as no one expected the energy from the corrupt fan to change that fast.
Fans react to Russell Westbrook calling out a fan disrespecting his name
A fan from the courtside seats was yelling out: “Westbrick I am your biggest fan! Westbrick.” Listening to it Russell Westbrook approached them and quoted: “Whatch you called me?” After that, the fan knew he has messed up so he changed his energy as fast as he can and replying back to Brodie said: “Westbrook. Russell Westbrook no no I didn’t mean like that.” This exchange between the two is all over the internet as no one expected Russ to really step out and call out the haters who are throwing dirt at his name.
There are thousands of reactions to offer for the viral clip of Brodie calling out haters. Fans though still continue to call him names and disrespect him but many know how reality can be different from what one does on Twitter and Instagram. Find some of many such reactions posted by fans on social media platforms here below: