Magic Johnson Calls Out Russell Westbrook: “Take Ownership & Accountability”
Written by B87FM on March 5, 2022
Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson known as out Russell Westbrook forward of the crew’s matchup with the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night time. Johnson says that Westbrook must admit that he hasn’t played well and switch the season round; in any other case, he believes buying Westbrook could possibly be remembered because the “worst commerce in Laker historical past.”
Johnson started by explaining that he nonetheless has hope for this Lakers crew, reflecting on his personal crew’s poor play in 1991, earlier than they turned it round and made it to the NBA Finals.
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“However Russell Westbrook, younger man, you gotta know, there was expectations while you known as LeBron and Anthony Davis and stated you wished to be a Laker,” he continued. “You noticed Kobe Bryant play and win all these championships, and Kobe stated you have been the man. So you needed to come right here realizing that it’s about championships while you put the purple and gold on. Stop battling the press, take possession and accountability and say, ‘Hey, I haven’t performed properly, however I received an opportunity to show it round.’ So, I’m uninterested in excuses, it’s time to take possession and say, ‘I’ve simply been taking part in poorly, however hopefully I can flip it round.’”
The Lakers are at present 27-35, in ninth place in the Western Conference.