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Followers wished Russell Westbrook away from the Los Angeles Lakers for months, however now he has an opportunity to get payback in opposition to his former workforce after becoming a member of the Los Angeles Clippers, through ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
After he was despatched from the Lakers to the Utah Jazz as a part of a three-team commerce, Westbrook will conform to a buyout and be a part of their intercity rival. Now NBA Twitter is reveling on the alternative for the purpose guard to thrive and presumably get revenge in opposition to the Lakers:
Don Samuel⭐️ @SamThaRuler
Glad for Westbrook man, will get to be within the playoff and hopefully by some means ship the Lakers dwelling. It could be Poetic Justice!! https://t.co/INs0Cz1GNW
When is the following Clippers/Lakers recreation? I’m placing every thing on a Westbrook triple double 🤣 nah fr #GamblingTwitter
I don’t count on the Lakers to make the playoffs however it might be completely good of the Clippers beat them within the postseason 😭. There could be no higher justice
Chris Walder @WalderSports
I now need the Clippers to win the NBA championship simply to see the reactions of everybody within the media seeing Russell Westbrook win a title with Los Angeles … however not the Lakers.
Russell Westbrook is about to get his revenge on everybody with the clips. Him/PG/Kawhi is a a lot better match than him/day-davis/Bron. I actually hope they match up within the playoffs, simply don’t know if the Lakers may even make it in.
Luka Doncic’s Burner @HookahDoncic_77
Most Lakers followers are gonna clown on this signing, but it surely’s truly a W. Westbrook will slot in with this workforce a lot better than he did with the Lakers. https://t.co/resKY6mRbp
Westbrook and the Clippers eliminating the Lakers from playoff rivalry could be immaculate https://t.co/rGT4pqy2I2
Johnathan James @Jay_James616
Russ goes to be within the playoffs however will the Lakers? If I needed to wager Russ could have the final giggle.
The Lakers and Clippers play yet another recreation in the course of the common season on April 5, which will likely be a extremely mentioned matchup.
After all, either side will likely be closely targeted on the standings for the remainder of the season.
The Lakers have been simply 27-32 heading into the All-Star break, sitting thirteenth within the Western Convention. Even with LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the roster, the workforce has an uphill battle to achieve the playoffs.
The Clippers are presently fourth within the West with a 33-28 document, though solely 5 video games separate the 2 groups and each might find yourself competing within the play-in event.
A attainable elimination recreation between the 2 Los Angeles groups, with Westbrook entrance and middle, would create one of many extra memorable video games of the yr.