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Fans wanted Russell Westbrook to leave the Los Angeles Lakers for months, but now he has a chance via ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on his former team after joining the Los Angeles Clippers Retaliate.
After being sent from the Lakers to the Utah Jazz as part of a three-team trade, Westbrook will agree to a buyout and join their intercity rivals. Now NBA Twitter is reveling in the chance for the point guard to thrive and possibly get revenge on the Lakers :
Don Samuel ⭐️ @SamThaRuler
happy for the Westbrooks , he made the playoffs and hopes to somehow send the Lakers home. That would be poetic justice! https://t.co/INs0Cz1GNW
When is the next Clippers/Lakers game? I put everything on a Westbrook triple double 🤣 nah fr #GamblingTwitter Brian Topolek @btoporek We absolutely need Lakers and Clippers postseason right now race series. https://t.co/EmWmio6ftr
I don’t expect the Lakers to make the playoffs, but it would be absolutely perfect for the Clippers to beat them in the playoffs 😭. There will be no greater justice
Chris Walder @WalderSports
I now want the Clippers to win the NBA title just to see everyone in the media see Russell Westbrook win a title in LA The reaction at the time…not the Lakers. 6’7-11″ ➐@ReadTheBioNgga After Russell Westbrook leaves the Lakers pic.twitter.com/niltCDhvap AlwayzHoodie @AlwayzHoodie Russell Westbrook vs. Lakers https://t.co/Elj9LLUTrB pic. twitter.com/b9dTxZspN2
Russell Westbrook is about to get his revenge on everyone with the clip. He/PG/Kawhi is a better fit than him/Davis/Brown. I really hope the playoffs can be played, but I don’t know if the Lakers can make it
Luka Doncic’s Burner @HookahDoncic_77
Most Lakers fans will laugh at this signing, but it’s actually a W. Westbrook will be a better fit for this team than he was with the Lakers. https://t.co/resKY6mRbp
Westbrook and the Clippers would be perfect to knock the Lakers out of playoff contention https://t.co/rGT4pqy2I2
Johnson [email protected]_James616
Russ will make the playoffs, but will the Lakers? If I had to bet Russ would have the last laugh.
The Lakers and Clippers play one more regular-season matchup on April 5 in what will be a closely watched matchup.
Of course, both sides will be very concerned about the standings for the rest of the season.
The Lakers enter the All-Star Game with a 27-32 record, 13th in the Western Conference. Even with LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the roster, it’s going to be tough for the team to make the playoffs.
The Clippers are currently fourth in the West with a record of 33 wins and 28 losses, although the two teams are only separated by Five games, and all could end up in the play-offs.
A potential knockout match between two Los Angeles teams, Westbrook forward and center, will be the most exciting of the year One of the unforgettable games.