Russell Westbrook delivers an alarming take on how rival NBA teams disrespect Lakers

The most recent Lakers’ loss has highlighted all the problems the Lakers are facing, from team management to players being disconected with the franchise. Russell Westbrook has shed light Lakers disastrous season.

Russell Westbrook and Frank Vogel
Russell Westbrook and Frank Vogel

The Los Angeles Lakers were destroyed by the New Orleans Pelicans and things don’t stop there, Russell Westbrook who has been the scapegoat for the Lakers for half of the season has revealed something interesting for the NBA fans.

Los Angeles Lakers have gone from bad to worse

Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have gone from bad to worse, or still going to worsen. This is a phrase we have been hearing since the start of the season for the Lakers. Things, as they stand, don’t even look bright for the Lakers. Their loss to the Pelicans is the second game this season where they have lost by 25+ points at home. The energy from the Lakers looked like a car running on fumes, confidence looked rock bottom. Players are ‘disconnected’ to their game for the purple and gold is apt to describe their performance against the Pelicans.

Such a poor run of form for the Lakers is plagued by injuries and poor organization and a lack of trade in the latest trade will conclude the season for the Lakers. The Lakers entering the NBA All-Star Break had 2 good games, with competitiveness being displayed and real determination and grit from the team, after the NBA All-Star weekend the Lakers have again come out as lethargic as ever, play-offs and play-in options for the Lakers are looking like a lost cause.

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Russell Westbrook reveals the disrespect coming from rival NBA teams

Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook

Westbrook after the game spoke on the effortless and believes that the teams in the league have gotten the cheat code to beat the Lakers, they can outwork the Lakers team. “Teams are coming in and playing harder. I believe that’s their scouting report: Just play harder than them and see what happens. And it’s working. Until we determine and have the determination that we’re not gonna allow it, especially on our home floor, it will continue to happen to us.” Said Russell Westbrook. Ty Lue the Los Angeles Clippers head coach has admitted that they didn’t need to even prepare for the Lakers games, it was that simple to take down the Lakers.

Dwight Howard who has played very less minutes this season faced the Pelicans and retrospect on their performance, “It’s real easy to give up, throw in the towel and say negative things. So, really at a loss for words. But we got to stay positive. We can’t sulk in defeat and we can’t quit on each other. I know it’s been a very rough season, but, nah. I think that’d be bad.”

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