Journalists can sometimes be merciless towards players, especially when they are going through a bad patch. Two analysts illustrated this perfectly recently, tearing down a big name in the West. The latter also has a liability with them.
The Lakers’ Big Three were expected to get them rolling in the league in 2021-22, but quite the opposite has happened. LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook have never managed to shine together on the floors, which was quite rare in addition since the first two squatted a lot in the infirmary. But the case of the leader is really dramatic, because he was only a caricature of himself throughout the exercise.
As a result, the Brodie has completely squandered his sympathy and trust capital with observers, who have no hope for him for the coming season. This is particularly the case on the side of Fox Sports, where Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless took out the sulphur to attack the 2017 MVP recently. They thus used a very humiliating comparison to make fun of the former Wizards, at the bottom of the hole for months:
Russell Westbrook destroyed by Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe
Unc Shannon sharpe & Skip bayless just killed Russell Westbrook 🤣🤣🤣
Shannon:”Russ is that pretty girl you can’t wait to date then you can’t wait to get rid of”
Skip:”He’s like that pretty girl & u wake up next morning & she has no makeup on & you’re like wait a second” pic.twitter.com/TCthdb6a15
— Shannonnn sharpes burner (@shannonsharpeee) September 21, 2022
Shannon Sharpe : Russ is that pretty girl you can’t wait to hang out with but can’t wait to get rid of next. That’s what James discovered. At first, LeBron said, “Russ does triple-doubles, he plays hard.”
Skip Bayless : Russ is like that pretty girl you wake up to the next morning with no makeup on, and that’s when you’re like, “wait a sec.”
Clearly, none of them held back their blows concerning the number 0, who is once again humiliated in the public square. Remember also that RW has a big beef in progress with the two journalists who frequently call him by his nickname “WestBrick”, in particular with Bayless whom he had outright threatened during the season. For the fans, it is therefore almost a guarantee that the clash between the two camps will resume with a vengeance:
—⚡LoOn⚡ (@Dewick911) September 21, 2022
Are you really gonna let Skip Bayless talk about you like that?
Observers’ respect for Russell Westbrook seems lower than ever, after this sensational exit from Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless. The 2021-22 campaign has greatly damaged Brodie’s credibility, it’s up to him to fix it on the court.