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[OFFICIAL] Russell Westbrook as a Los Angeles Laker thread

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Os Trigonum, Jul 29, 2021.

  1. JumpMan

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    In addition to that interesting coincidence, the day before Kobe's death, LeBron passed him in points against the 76ers. Exactly two years later, LeBron ties him in regular season games played and will pass him the day after the two-year anniversary of his death again against the 76ers. That's an amazing script and execution.
     
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    Him not being able to shoot is not that bad. The problem is that even though he cannot shoot he still does it a lot. He shoots more than his teammates who are just better shooters/scorers. On top of that he is also an extreme liability on defense. What does he bring on the team that is valuable? Currently nothing.
     
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    WB is a bigger Allen Iverson. The best way to win with him is surround him with 3 shooters and a thug, none of whom need the ball.
     
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    Top of the board, top of the mornin'

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    Miles, he's a great player if he's not on your team. LOL. Three teams have found that out in the hard way the past three years.
     
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    Kareem and Karl Malone sweating rn.
     
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    Westbrook better fg% than harden and steph this year


     
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    "shooting" perfect example of how stats don't tell an entire story.

    his layups are the only reason that keep his actually %'s above 40% where 78% of his 16 shots per game come from. as you get farther out in distance, his %'s are just laughable
     
  12. KingCheetah

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    Agreed - Westbrook's high basketball IQ keeps him playing to his strengths -- if the rest of his teammates could stay healthy the Lakers would be the top team in the West.
     
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    his IQ keeps him as one of the dumbest players in the league
     
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    lol
     
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    Agreed - he has to dumb down his ultra high IQ so others will understand him and his unique court perspective.
     
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    Legend states that Westbrook's jersey number matches his IQ.
     
  17. KingCheetah

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    Incorrect - Westbrook was the first person to successfully divide by zero.
     
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    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    Not to say that Bryant was born in Philly, native.
     
  19. Easy

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    Can't believe in 2022, people still use fg% to talk about shooting.

    TS% for these players:

    Westbrook 51%
    Tatum 55%
    Ball 54%
    George 53%
    Harden 58%
    Curry 59%
    Lillard 55%

    Everyone of those guys has higher TS% over Westbrook, and not even close.
     
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    I think this likely.

    In basketball, its ok to say a player has a bad shot, bad rebounder or a bad work ethic, but you cant call a guy out (publicly) for a bad brain.
     

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