Magic Johnson slams Westbrook “take responsibility”
Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson chided Russell Westbrook.
Magic Johnson appeared on a local podcast on the 25th and said, “Westbrook should take responsibility for the game.”
The last game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers was the Los Angeles Lakers, who had a one-run lead of 102-101. 30 seconds left before the end of the game. Westbrook had 18 seconds left in the 24-second attack limit, but threw the jumper as it was with a bad shooting selection, and it failed. Westbrook’s intention was a quick shot to have two offensive positions, but it was incomprehensible that he, who was recording a diabolical field throw, threw a mid-jumper.
Eventually, the right to attack was transferred to Portland. Portland turned the game around as Lillard fired an artful three-run step-back. LeBron James’ under-the-goal breakthrough tied the score, but Portland scored a come-from-behind goal by Jeremy Grant.
The Los Angeles Lakers have lost three consecutive games.
Westbrook tried 15 field games and scored only four. He scored 10 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Westbrook, which has an average of 10.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 4.3 assists this season, has the worst efficiency of 28.9% field throw and 8.3% 3-point shot success rate.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis have the best one-two punches in the league. However, Westbrook, who had a poor field day, opted for a less successful jumper and ended up with a painful come-from-behind defeat.
Magic Johnson took a swipe at the situation. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost three games in a row. It has the worst 3-pointer success rate ever. Westbrook is the highest paid member of the team. However, the field day rate is too low.
If you use it as a ball handler, you will make a series of mistakes, otherwise there will be little spacer effect. Most of the opposing defense doesn’t care about Westbrook’s 3-pointer. Defend off to prevent a breakthrough. In addition, he made a reckless choice in the match.