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WATCH: Lakers star Russell Westbrook tries, fails to resurrect ball in Shaqtin’ moment vs. Bucks

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The Los Angeles Lakers lost a close one to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday behind an offensive explosion courtesy of reigning Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. The much-criticized Russell Westbrook actually had a noteworthy performance for LA, but it also featured a rather forgettable Shaqtin’ a Fool moment from the nine-time All-Star.

Here’s a look at Russ’ latest blooper for the Lakers (h/t Bleacher Report on Twitter):

Westbrook slipped as he tried to make his move on his defender down low. He lost his dribble but he tried to pick it up again by attempting to breathe some life into the ball. After a couple of seconds of trying to resuscitate the rock, the Lakers guard gave up his futile attempt and decided to just take an ill-advised fade-away jumper. Unsurprisingly, his shot was way off. Sorry, Russ, but it looks like this play is going to make it on Shaqtin.

For what it’s worth, Westbrook managed a 19-point, 15-assist double-double for the Lakers in this one. It clearly wasn’t enough for his team, though, with the struggling Lakers unable to hold down Giannis. The Bucks star dropped 47 points on the Purple and Gold as he led the defending champs to a 109-102 win.

The good news for the Lakers is that it looks like LeBron James is going to be returning for Friday’s game against the Celtics. We all know LA needs LeBron right now.