The Los Angeles Lakers bagged another victory on Tuesday after defeating the Houston Rockets in Staples Center, 119-117. Russell Westbrook put forth one of his best games as a member of the Purple and Gold, but unfortunately for him, he still was not spared from some post-game criticism.
Lakers icon Derek Fisher was speaking as an analyst following LA’s narrow win over the Rockets. During his post-game analysis, he accidentally called Westbrook by a name that likely won’t sit well with the former league MVP (h/t Lakers Daily on Twitter):
Derek Fisher accidentally calls Russell Westbrook “Russell Westbrick” pic.twitter.com/a79b3CxO7C
— Lakers Daily (@LakersDailyCom) November 3, 2021
“Russell Westbrick” has been a derogatory moniker that emerged to describe Russ’ shooting woes. Westbrook hasn’t exactly been lighting it up to start the season with the Lakers, which is why this term has been used more often of late. It looks like Fisher himself has become fond of the nickname and on Tuesday, he hilariously let out a bit of a Freudian slip on live television.
For what it’s worth, Westbrook was actually quite efficient for the Lakers against Houston. The nine-time All-Star went 10-of-21 from the field for 27 points, to go along with nine rebounds and seven assists in 37 minutes of action.