Russell Westbrook is now a Los Angeles Laker and it seems that this has been the plan for some time. The deal peaked two weeks after a major meeting at LeBron James’ home.
According to the LA Times ‘Broderick Turner, Westbrook met with Anthony Davis and LeBron at James’ home two weeks ago. There they discussed working with the Lakers.
Turner reports that the players have agreed to put their egos aside in the interests of a championship. For example, James and Davis expressed a willingness to play different positions if necessary. Westbrook said he was ready to play the ball if James wanted to handle the rock.
The result is that the Lakers track and close the deal, with the wizards granting Westbrook’s wishes. This will be Westbrook’s fourth team in four years so there will now be a lot of pressure on the former UCLA hometown to play at a high level. When James recruits Westbrook, he believes the addition will serve the team better.