Russell Westbrook and LA Lakers took over San Antonio Spurs do not have LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Before NBA The MVP played a solid game, leading the team in rebounds and assists but couldn’t help the Lakers get over their two superstar absences. It was a close match of wits that could have gone either way before young Spurs came out victorious.
Hours before the match, Nina Westbrook, wife of Russell Westbrook, expressed her feelings on Twitter about her husband being repeatedly called out on social media. She opened on a 9-tweet post revealing details previously unknown to the public. The messages, both heart-warming and eye-opening, begin with this:
“When I was harassed every day at basketball games and I was having obscene and deadly wishes for me and my family sent invitations because you were showing your ‘truth’, it’s true. hard for me with.”
Nina Westbrook’s reference to “telling the truth” is a direct answer to veteran sports critic and Russell Westbrook critic, Skip Bayless. Ms Westbrook previously accused Skip Bayless of blocking her Twitter account when that was not the case. Undisputed The co-host gave an emphatic reply to her original social media post with this:
“Mrs Westbrook: Thank you for clarifying that I am not blocking you. I have never blocked anyone and I never will. I welcome your criticism and appreciate your defense of your husband. But I will continue to tell the truth as I see it.”
Nina Westbrook continued with her lengthy reply amid alleged death wishes and obscenities hurled at her and her family:
“As far as my husband goes, he’s his own man. I don’t have to defend him. I love and support him through all the unwarranted hate and negativity he receives. I speak up and share my experience and knowledge for those who have not yet had a voice.”
She also looks forward to a day when future basketball players will no longer be subjected to the kind of social media criticism her husband Russell Westbrook is experiencing:
“My hope is that the great and talented players after him don’t have to be subjected to the kind of control, name-calling and public scrutiny when playing the game they love.”
Russell Westbrook stands by his wife, Nina’s Twitter posts
In a post-match interview after the LA Lakers lost to the San Antonio Spurs, Russell Westbrook answered questions regarding his wife’s lengthy posts on social media. The fiery point guard opened up a side of him that the NBA has rarely, if ever, seen.
King Badu was very supportive of his wife and family:
“Right now, she has come to a point, and my family has come to a point where it really weighs on them. And it’s very unfortunate for me personally because it’s just a game. It’s just a game. This is not all, all when it comes to basketball. I don’t mind criticism for missing and taking shots. But the moment it became a place where my name was shamed, it became a problem. “
Russell Westbrook’s first season with the LA Lakers is sure to experience adversities both on and off the field. Hopefully he will achieve good things for both his career and his family.