“Watch your MOUTH” Russell Westbrook finally takes on Skip Bayless after he took shots on Lakers newest recruit Max Christie

Sports Analyst Skip Bayless and Los Angeles Lakers star Russell Westbrook goes back and forth on Twitter after Bayless' terrible comments on the new Laker Max Christie.

Russell Westbrook, Skip Bayless
Russell Westbrook, Skip Bayless

For the Los Angeles Lakers, the 2021–22 season was a disaster. Due to the failure of Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, and Anthony Davis to make the playoffs, some significant adjustments are required. The Lakers will thus be anticipating a stronger campaign this year after adding Max Christie. The Los Angeles Lakers picked Christie with the No. 35 overall pick, and he will be joining a group of frequent All-Stars and future Hall of Famers there.

Christie was unfortunate because it didn’t take long for a well-known media figure to call attention to the rookie’s bad shooting at MSU. In a tweet on Friday, Lakers player Westbrook slammed Skip Bayless of FOX Sports. Bayless predicted that Christie, who the Lakers acquired in the second round of the draft, would fit well with LeBron James and “Westbrick” despite shooting just 32 percent from outside the arc last season. After becoming sick of Bayless’ repeated comments, fans ultimately chose to back the Lakers star.

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Although Westbrook had many supporters, some people thought the criticism was fair. Russell Westbrook averaged 18.5 points and 7.4 rebounds per game while shooting 44.4 percent from the field. Particularly with LeBron James and Anthony Davis on board, everyone had higher expectations. In addition, the Lakers sent their 2021 first-round selection for Westbrook, along with Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Montrezl Harrell. Nothing except a playoff exit and a failure to earn a spot in the Play-in tournament came from this.

This past season, the Lakers tried the second-most open 3-pointers, yet they still came in close to last in terms of effectiveness. Teams may not have the capability to routinely overcome opponents with 3-pointers, yet they will surely continue to encourage players to make long-range shots. Given the LA Lakers’ win-now mentality since signing LeBron James, adding Christie is a surprising choice. Additionally, few of the Lakers’ most dependable 3-point shooters might leave the club after this season, giving the team extra issues.

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Skip Bayless’ comments and Westbrook’s clap back.

A terrible campaign led to some vicious trolls and harsh critiques along the way, and Commentator Skip Bayless was one of them. Naturally, Bayless ended up criticising the Lakers and Russell Westbrook in response to Christie’s deal. Westbrook was prepared to respond against Bayless this time, though. The NBA MVP for the 2016–2017 season responded harshly on Twitter, pleading with Bayless not to say anything he wouldn’t say in person as Bayless was belittling his shooting again more by comparing it to Christie’s. This was brewing for a long time between Westbrook and Bayless, who often mockingly refers to the former MVP as “Westbrick” because of Westbrook’s tendency to miss.

The 6-foot-6, 190-pound freshman led the Spartans in minutes played per game (30.8) and started all 35 of the games he participated in while at Michigan State. During the 2021–22 season, Max Christie averaged 9.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks for MSU. Christie’s defensive skills were praised by Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo, who frequently said during the season that the rookie was a far better defender than the Spartans’ coaching staff had anticipated when they recruited the former five-star.

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