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Russell Westbrook Had Odd Exchange With Reporter Last Night

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Russell Westbrook.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 03: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the game against the LA Clippers at Crypto.com Arena on February 03, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

After another embarrassing Lakers loss on Tuesday night, things got heated between Russell Westbrook and the Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner in the postgame.

The Lakers fell to Dallas 128-110, who led by 26-points at one point. Westbrook finished with 25 of his own, and was visibly upset when Turner asked, "What changes going forward?"

Russ immediately bristled before saying, "Nothing man, nothing." Then turning the question on the Times reporter: "What do you think should change?"

When Turner shot back with, "Winning," Westbrook got up and confronted him off the podium.

After a short back-and-forth, cooler heads prevailed and Russ dapped up Turner before asking the rest of the media in the pressroom if they filmed the interaction on his way out the door.

For much of his career, Russell Westbrook has had a contentious relationship with the media. And while this one started off rough, at least the two sides were able to come to an understanding.

The loss dropped the Lakers to the 11th seed in the West, putting them on the outside-looking-in of the play-in tournament. With LeBron James and Anthony Davis both sidelined, it becomes harder and harder to imagine LA in the playoffs with each passing game.