Many pointed to Russell Westbrook’s struggles as a big reason why the Lakers lost to the KD and Kyrie-less Nets on Christmas Day. However, LeBron James came to the defense of the 14-year vet. Telling reporters that Westbrook’s effort was a big reason why LA was able to climb out of a 20-point hole and be in position to steal a home W.
“He gave us extra possessions, he gave us a lot of looks around the basket, which I know that he can’t stand [failing to convert] as well,” James said.
“But as far as the effort piece, if a guy plays hard, if a guy leaves it all out on the floor, I got no problem with that,” he continued. “It’s a make-or-miss league.”
LeBron also described Westbrook’s decision-making as “spectacular” after the nine-time All-Star finished with double-digit assists.