Russell Westbrook clarifies that he will do what is necessary to help the Lakers win


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Los Angeles Lakers star Russell Westbrook has shared his disagreement with the coaching staff’s decision to leave him on the bench for the decisive minutes of Wednesday’s loss to Indiana.

“I’m surprised, yes,” he admitted. guard for the middle ESPN. “I was disappointed not to get back in, but I’m more disappointed that we lost the damn game. I want to be on the pitch to help my teammates and our team win games like that. But that was the decision that was made.”

A scenario that Westbrook may have to get used to after Frank Vogel received the support of the management to seat him in the important moments of the games. The coach himself justified his decision against the Pacers by appealing to the fact that he chose the players he thought “were going to win the game.”

Although the All-Star has not been enthusiastic about the resolution of the staff of the Lakers, suggested that he is more concerned about the team’s record and that he will do whatever it takes to help achieve the big goal, which is none other than the ring.

“Ultimately, you have to be okay when things aren’t going right and I’m okay,” Westbrook continued. “I have done everything that has been asked of me and I will continue to do it as long as it helps us to reach our ultimate goal, which is to win the championship. I’m not the one making the final decisions about what works or doesn’t work, so I’m okay with sacrificing things in order to win.”

Westbrook’s numbers have decreased compared to previous courses in the 45 games he has played so far, in which he averages 18.5 points and 7.8 assists. Thus, he has acknowledged that he will work to improve and clarified that he fully trusts the franchise’s chances of success.

“I want to improve as the season progresses. I have to take responsibility for the things I’m doing and how I’m improving those around me. We have a legitimate chance to win it all and for that I will have to play better. And I know I will.”

(Cover photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)


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