Russell Westbrook will reportedly exercise his $47 million player option to return to the Los Angeles Lakers as a top-paid player.
For Los Angeles Lakers fans, the 2021-2022 season was not anything worth bragging about. On top of that, it’s left a dark cloud over the franchise that doesn’t have many options to even make a move to better the team without letting go of its best players.
Anthony Davis missed a lot of the season due to injury and by the time he returned, it was too late to make a playoff run. But, perhaps the biggest story was Russell Westbrook’s performance since becoming a Laker. We all know Russ is a talented all-American pro player, but something kept him from delivering that talent last season.
Russell Westbrook reportedly will exercise his $47 million player option to return as a Laker
Sports media slandered Russell Westbrook every day on national television and only praised him one time–and that was a game-winner over Toronto. Reports suggested Westbrook certainly would not be a Laker this upcoming season, but it seems that isn’t the case anymore.
Westbrook is reportedly exercising his $47 million player option to return to the Lakers as one of the top paid players in the league, an interesting development for a team whose trying to make moves with limited pieces. Hopefully, this upcoming season, Westbrook will overcome the slander and put on a LakeShow for all of us.