Fans Blast Lakers For Bragging About Russell Westbrook’s Triple-Double After Costly Mistake

Lakers Blasted For Bragging About Russell Westbrook's Triple-Double

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  • The Lakers got roasted for tweeting about Russell Westbrook posting a triple-double after the guard made a costly mistake
  • The team sent out the tweet after Westbrook missed a wide-open layup that would’ve cut Los Angeles’ deficit to one point late in the game
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Earlier this week, Karl-Anthony Towns managed to rustle plenty of jimmies when he lightly criticized Russell Westbrook’s playstyle by accusing the guard of chasing statsโ€”an accusation that even the most casual basketball fan has to agree is pretty accurate.

Towns made it clear he respected Westbrook’s skills, but he made a very valid point when he prefaced his jab by saying, “I’m from a place where you get stats and you lose, that sโ€”t is pointless. I don’t go home and get love for the stats.”

On Wednesday night, Westbrook managed to get some love from the Los Angeles Lakers Twitter account after posting the 195th regular season triple-double of his career in a 104-99 loss to the Grizzlies.

However, many Lakers fans didn’t follow suit thanks to a fairly costly mistake Westbrook made late in the fourth quarter. With a little less than two-and-a-half minutes remaining in the contest, Russ had the chance to net a virtually uncontested layup to cut Memphis’ lead to one but blew the opportunity.

That brainfart occurred less than a week after Westbrook drew the ire of fans thanks to a less-than-stellar performance on Christmas, and people were not shy about putting the Lakers on blast for celebrating an achievement that was overshadowed by the loss.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.