Immediately after the deal was announced, Westbrook thanked the Wizards’ organization for supporting him throughout the 2020-21 season.
“Thank you DC! You welcomed my family and I with open arms from day one,” Westbrook said in the post. “Everyone from the front office, to the training staff, the coaches, my teammates, and the fans. I’m grateful y’all took a chance on me and supported me every step of the way. I’m blessed to have been a part of such a stand up organization. It didn’t take long to make a home in DC, and I will forever be grateful and appreciative of my experience with the organization. Thank you.”
Now that all the dust has settled, Westbrook has finally shared his thoughts on his new home. Let’s just say he’s very excited to be a member of the Lakers.
Moments ago, Westbrook posted a picture of himself in a Lakers jersey with the following caption: “HomeTeam. WHYNOT?”
— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) July 30, 2021
While there are plenty of naysayers out there questioning Russell Westbrook’s fit with the Lakers, it turns out he already spoke to LeBron James and Anthony Davis about his role on the team.
“They talked about putting their egos aside and playing as one in their quest to bring the Lakers another NBA championship,” Broderick Turner wrote, via the Los Angeles Times. “Westbrook talked about how his only intention was winning and coming back home to Los Angeles to become a champion.”
An NBA championship is really the only thing missing on Westbrook’s résumé. He’ll have a great chance to capture his first title in Los Angeles.