Russell Westbrook Likes Photo About Dan Hurley Reportedly Rejecting Lakers for UConn

Russell Westbrook Likes Photo About Dan Hurley Reportedly Rejecting Lakers for UConn
Timothy LogoFeatured Columnist IVJune 10, 2024

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 23:  Russell Westbrook #0 of the LA Clippers celebrates during the game on January 23, 2024 at Crypto.Com Arena in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2024 NBAE (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Los Angeles Lakers were unable to pry Dan Hurley away from the UConn Huskies, as the head coach will stay in the college game and pursue a third straight men’s basketball title.

And former Lakers point guard Russell Westbrook—whose time with the team could most accurately be described as an abject disaster—appeared to enjoy L.A.’s misfortune:

LakeShowYo @LakeShowYo

Westbrook being petty 😭

Westbrook, 35, spent parts of two seasons with the Lakers, and by his second year he had been relegated to the bench and was largely scapegoated for the team’s struggles before he was eventually traded to the Utah Jazz. He was then released and signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Never mind that pairing a non-shooter like Westbrook was always an odd choice next to players like LeBron James and Anthony Davis, who needed spacing around them. Or that Westbrook was a ball-dominant player and James has generally run the offense on any team he’s played for. Or that the rest of the roster was poorly constructed around the team’s stars.

So Westbrook’s time in L.A. was messy, to say the least. That makes a touch of pettiness from him on social media easier to understand.

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