If there's one thing that has become abundantly clear in the NBA in the last few years, it's the fact that Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook will never change for anyone. Ever since he stepped foot in the league, he's only known two modes: Aggressive and more aggressive.

Even in a star-studded crew like the Lakers, Westbrook believes he's always the team's best chance at winning. While his self-confidence is laudable, it's also a catch-22. Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis have continually expressed their confidence in Westbrook, but for assistant coach David Fizdale, there's a clear problem with the former MVP.

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For Fizdale, who's taken over for the Lakers with coach Frank Vogel out due to COVID-19 protocols, Westbrook must learn to tone down a bit and avoid the hero syndrome (via New York Post).

“I think the circumstances over the last few games, with so many people being in and out, triggered in him that he had to save us. Some of his plays, he was probably moving too fast or trying to press when things aren’t there. And again, these are things that we (addressed). We had a great film session. Guys are very open and receptive and we just talked about connection things.”

It's assumed that Fizdale holds weight in the locker room, being one of LeBron's favorite people. They built a strong bond during their days with the Miami Heat and they've carried it to the Lakers.

With a depleted roster, the Lakers have struggled anew. Westbrook appeared to be irked when asked by reporters about the mounting frustrations. The enigmatic playmaker, however, isn't too fazed.

When it comes to Westbrook, it's always a take-it-or-leave-it proposition. There's no middle ground. He's saved the Lakers in some games, he's burned them in others as well.