Lakers star Russell Westbrook’s instant reaction to LeBron James fight sends Twitter into frenzy
Sunday night featured some intense action on the basketball court as the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Detroit Pistons in what turned out to be a really feisty matchup. LeBron James got ejected after throwing an elbow to Pistons big man Isaiah Stewart, who in turn, looked like he wanted to fight the entire Lakers team.
Unsurprisingly, Russell Westbrook had to make his presence felt during the melee. His instant reaction to Stewart trying to rush LeBron is just so typical Russell Westbrook and it has sent the mean streets of Twitter into a frenzy:
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) November 22, 2021
Russ went full hold-me-back mode as he squared up in anticipation of Stewart’s attack. The Lakers point guard looked like he was ready to throw it down at that point so we’re all just glad that things no longer escalated from that point on.
Some trolls were not buying it, though, as they blatantly called out Russ’ fake tough guy act:
Russ is not abt that life bro is acting 💀
— Dri🌟 (@DripOnDri) November 22, 2021
dude was not gonna do shit, lets be real
— stop (@frulies) November 22, 2021
Russ hit em with the “Why I oughtta !!”
— Tonka Wellington (@tonka_daddy) November 22, 2021
Others found humor in Westbrook’s reaction as the Lakers guard projected his best fighting stance against an impending attack:
Why Russ square up like the Notre Dame mascot 😭 pic.twitter.com/sKoZqa49Ls
— Guru (@DrGuru_) November 22, 2021
— The Brodie Brasil 🇧🇷 (@TheBrodie_BR) November 22, 2021
russ westbrook said pic.twitter.com/S49srYHUbc
— Bill Hanstockings hung by the chimney with care (@sundownmotel) November 22, 2021
The good news here is that Westbrook did not have to use his hands on this occasion. The people on the court did an excellent job in holding Stewart back and the fight was quickly de-escalated.
The Lakers managed to escape with a victory, 121-116.