LOS ANGELES — The biggest move of a busy National Basketball Association (NBA) offseason was Russell Westbrook’s return to his native Los Angeles to join the Lakers franchise he grew up worshipping.
But as soon as the trade was announced, questions sprung up about how the ball dominant guard would fit in alongside demanding floor general LeBron James in an offense built around maximizing the generational talent of forward Anthony Davis (AD).
During his first press conference as a Laker on Tuesday, the nine-time All-Star from Long Beach who played college ball at UCLA said he was still eager to learn.
“I will always stay true to who I am,” Westbrook said.
“But with that said, I’ll also make sure that I am able to listen and be all ears because I am coming to an unbelievable organization and a team with players that I’m able to learn from.” — Reuters