It was back in March that Westbrook spoke publicly at the “Westbrick” nickname social media has labeled him with. During a press conference he told a story about how his son made him realize that he needs protect his legacy and last name, and stated he would not tolerate the nickname anymore. Today Deja Vu happened when Skip Bayless decided to use that moniker, and Westbrook clapped back with a bold response.
Russell Westbrook Threatens Skip Bayless After ‘Westbrick’ Comment on Lakers Drafting Max Christie
After Lakers drafted Michigan State’s Max Christie with their 2nd round pick, and Skip Bayless took it upon himself to compare his shooting ability to Westbrook’s. Max Christie shot 32% from three in his college career, which is slightly better than Westbrook 29.8% this past season from long range. Skip Bayless called Russell Westbrook ‘Westbrick” saying, “Lakers acquire a 2nd-round pick, take Michigan State’s Max Christie, who shot only 32% from 3 last season. Perfect! He’ll fit right in with LeBron and Westbrick“. Essentially he was trying to say Lakers added another player to their roster that won’t help their horrible spacing issues from last season.
Naturally Russell Westbrook respond to Skip Bayless’ ‘Westbrick’ remark telling him to watch his mouth. In a viral tweet he wrote, “Yoooo… watch your mouth. Don’t say anything here you wouldn’t say to my face”. The tweet quickly garnered mass attention from NBA Twitter, and within one hour had over 70,000 likes and 10,000 retweets. People love when athletes punk out Skip Bayless since he’s always talking reckless and crazy.
As a refresher he is the moment where Russell Westbrook stated he won’t tolerate the ‘Westbrick’ talk anymore.
Skip Bayless using the Westbrick name to refer to Russell Westbrook even after he stated it was disrespectful to his family is hilarious from the outside looking in. However, it’s easy to understand why it’s also out of pocket and seems distasteful.
Honestly it’s surprising to see Westbrook so sensitive about a corny nickname like that. It shouldn’t be that serious all things considered, but to each their own. Throughout history many NBA players have been labeled with much worse names.