ESPN’s Hannah Storm Makes Embarrassing Mistake While Commenting On Russell Westbrook’s Throwback Jersey Before Lakers Game

Russell Westbrook

ESPN’s Hannah Storm kicked off Wednesday’s 6 pm SportsCenter with a fairly embarrassing mistake.

An hour before the Lakers-Bucks tip-off, Russell Westbrook walked into the arena wearing a throwback NFL jersey. Storm believed that Westbrook was wearing a Detroit Lions Barry Sanders jersey, but it turns out that she was way off. As Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith noted, Westbrook was wearing a Cowboys Julius Jones jersey in support of death row inmate Julius Jones who is scheduled to be executed on Thursday.

Back in 2020, Westbrook wrote a letter to Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt asking for Jones, who has maintained his innocence, to be exonerated.

“I love Oklahoma and the time I spent there. The Oklahomans I met are empathetic, kind, and just, which is why it was easy to form such a special connection with the state and its people,” wrote Westbrook, a storied leader of the Oklahoma City Thunder from 2008-2019. “Unfortunately, I am contacting you today because I believe the state’s criminal justice system is on the verge of carrying out a grave injustice, one that is inconsistent with the values of the Oklahoma I know and love.

As I have learned more about the case of death row prisoner Julius Jones, it has become readily apparent to me and many others that his conviction was tainted by a deeply flawed process”

h/t Awful Announcing