It’s been a raucous and exciting offseason for the Los Angeles Lakers, headlined by their trade with the Washington Wizards that helped them acquire Russell Westbrook. He’s been introduced to the Los Angeles media alongside Rob Pelinka and Frank Vogel, as the L.A. native is seamlessly integrating himself back into his hometown. Hell, he’s even going to throw out the first pitch at the Dodgers game this Sunday.
In addition to the Dodgers game, Westbrook is making other appearances throughout Hollywood including one on comedian Kevin Hart’s Sirius XM radio show, “Straight from the Hart”. In the radio appearance, Westbrook commented on the fact that he’s one of the younger players on the team at the age 32 that is actually perceived as somewhat old when compared to other NBA players around the league.
“Listen. We got a team full of nice, experienced vets…that’s gonna kick these young, motherf***ing asses”
Russell Westbrook also talked about the pressure that he, LeBron James, and Anthony Davis will face. Needless to say, Russ isn’t too worried.
“When it comes to pressure, honestly, it’s kinda how you take it. Myself, LeBron, and A.D., we’ve been in a position where…pressure is nothing, been there before. That’s kinda how I take it. Ain’t too much pressure. Go out and hoop, and then, s***, figure it out. It’s as simple as that.”
He was also asked about what kind of statistics he’s expecting to put up this year. As you can imagine, he did not start listing the numbers of points, rebounds, and assists that he will be putting up this season:
I never come into the season knowing what I’m going to do. The game always tells you what to do, that’s what I believe. So the game will tell me what to do, and that’s what I’ll do.
Check out the full interview from the shot in the YouTube link above if you want to hear the rest of Hart’s co-hosts send shade towards Ben Simmons, the star that’s (currently) on Hart’s favorite team, the 76ers. Westbrook even gets some shots in on whether or not Hart would be rooting for him or the 76ers in a theorized Lakers-76ers 2022 NBA Finals.