Russell Westbrook is fed up with FS1 hot take artist Skip Bayless.
Earlier this year, Westbrook’s wife Nina got into with Bayless after he repeatedly called her husband “Westbrick” during the season.
I’m tired you you @RealSkipBayless calling my husband out of his name. It is extremely childish. That is my name as well, and many other peoples name. You’re disrespectful, and I’m extremely offended by your behavior. You should apologize.
— Nina Westbrook (@ninawestbrook) March 4, 2022
When I’m being harassed on a daily basis over basketball games, and I’m having obscenity’s and death wishes for me and my family sent my way because you’re expressing your “truth”, it’s hard for me to get on board with that.
— Nina Westbrook (@ninawestbrook) March 7, 2022
Westbrook then went on a rant bashing people calling him Westbrick.
Russ speaks on the criticism surrounding him, does not want to be name-shamed and called Westbrick pic.twitter.com/viTsKv5KNE
— LakeShowYo (@LakeShowYo) March 8, 2022
“Me and my wife were at teacher-parent conferences for my son,”
“And, the teacher told me, ‘[My son] Noah, he’s so proud of his last name. He writes it everywhere. He writes it on everything. He tells everybody and walks around and says, ‘I’m Westbrook.’
“And, I kind of sat there in shock, “And, it hit me, like, ‘Damn. I can no longer allow people [to call me Westbrick].’”
After draft night, Bayless took another shot at Westbrook by calling him ‘Westbrick’, and the Lakers superstar took offense.
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.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 24, 2022