Russell Westbrook responds to Magic Johnson, who asserts Lakers fans ‘deserve so much more’
The Los Angeles Lakers added their third straight loss, this time, by defeating the Denver Nuggets, 133-96, during Saturday night. Irvin ‘Magic’ Johnson, the legendary former Lakers figure, has taken to social media to criticize what the Los Angeles team showed on the field.
“Having been blown away by the Nuggets 133-96, we as Lakers fans can accept to outdo them, but we deserve so much more than this lack of effort and lack of urgency. Owner, Jenny Boss, you deserve better than this.” Johnson said on social media.
After being blown up by Nuggets 133-96, we Tweet embed Fans can accept superiority over them but we deserve more than just a lack of effort and no sense of urgency. owner Tweet embed, you deserve the best.
– Irvine Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 16 2022
In the face of Magic’s criticism on social media, Russell Westbrook He responded at a post-match press conference after being questioned about it.
“Everyone in the world has the right to have their opinion no matter what it is. You can take the opinion and do something, or you take it and put it in one ear and go out in the other, or you don’t respond. His opinion, but he is not with us every day, he does not know what is going on internally while We’re trying to figure out how to be better,” Russell said.
Indirectly, Russell had already given Magic Johnson some reason, because at the beginning of the press conference, the expert rule accepted that the team should play more aggressively.
“We have to play hard,” said Russell, who scored 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in the loss. “Sometimes tactics don’t matter and you just have to play hard. Teams play hard with us and we have to defend better.” . “We have to be strong and we weren’t.”
Hurting the Lakers on all sides, the Nuggets had a great night attacking, both in the paint and out of the ocean with 23 three-pointers. Denver finished with seven players in double digits.
“We must build on our strengths, and communicate better,” said the veteran. Dwight Howard after defeat. “They killed us in transition, with dots in the paint, with everything and that’s the ‘Joker’ (Nikola Jokic) He was playing outside, the others were coming to paint, and we had to get up and fight.”
With the loss, the Lakers once again dropped their win percentage below 0.500 with a negative record of 21-22 on the season. Their next game will be very tough against the Utah Jazz on Monday.