Russell Westbrook’s distinctive sense of style is nothing new. Westbrook has been pushing the envelope of his clothes since his earliest days within the NBA. In Westbrook’s most up-to-date social media put up, he quoted Kendrick Lamar.
The feedback on Westbrook’s new sartorial alternative run the gamut from supportive to insulting, with the latter being the most typical.
Probably the most curious response got here from former NBA bust and former Laker, Kwame Brown. Sure! That Kwame Brown. The previous Laker was, within the kindest of phrases, unkind of Russell Westbrook’s apparel. The clip is extraordinarily ‘unsafe for work’ and could be simply discovered on social media. It is not going to be posted right here. Suffice it to say, it’s fairly wealthy for one of many worst draft busts ever, whose perspective was all the time in query, to talk so critically of a participant whose basketball acumen is universes above Brown’s. From a person whose profession averages are 6.6 PPG and 5.5 RPG, that is fairly daring (is daring the suitable phrase?)
For the document, Westbrook’s profession averages are 23.2 PPG, 7.4 RPG, and eight.5 assists per recreation. Stephen A. Smith famously took Brown to the woodshed, and right here is the quote.
“Kwame Brown is gone! The Metropolis of Angels, Hollywood needs to be celebrating. Throw a parade already whether or not you win a championship or not. This man was a bonafide scrub! He can’t play! No disrespect in any respect, however I’m sorry to name, inform everyone the reality, the person can not play the sport of basketball. He has small arms, he can’t catch the ball, he has dangerous toes, he can’t actually transfer though he’s cell, doesn’t actually know what he’s doing, doesn’t have a put up transfer that he or he places to reminiscence that he can do two occasions in a row. He has no recreation in any respect, performs no protection, doesn’t have the guts, the eagerness or something that comes with it, and also you’re asking me whether or not they gave up an excessive amount of? Please.”
Brown has no enterprise talking on masculinity, both. In recent times society has tried to look intently at how masculinity is seen. Poisonous masculinity is commonly conflated with masculinity. So far as Westbrook, it’s honorable to see a person whose on the court docket ardour and fireplace rivals only a few, reinvent what masculinity actually means. Brown would possibly need to stick to different folks as a result of Westbrook is out of his league.
No matter folks’s opinions, Westbrook is all the time going to stroll to his personal path. For now, the larger path helps the Lakers win an NBA championship.