Here’s how NBA Twitter reacted to the news.
Russell Westbrook after joining forces again with James Harden 😂 pic.twitter.com/xZetzxSNtq
— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) November 17, 2023
Russell Westbrook – that’s a great, selfless teammate right there. https://t.co/tGP9q6inIm
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) November 17, 2023
Westbrook destroys all those false narratives daily.
What people say about Russell Westbrook applies to some stars, but Russell Westbrook has NEVER been one of them.
— JDJackson (@TheWestWolfPod) November 17, 2023
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) November 17, 2023
Russell Westbrook off the bench:
The only player over the last 40 seasons to average 15/5/5 off the bench. https://t.co/syncrCyZGj
— StatMuse (@statmuse) November 17, 2023
All the respect in the world to Russ, I appreciate him making the move himself because that starting lineup wasn’t working and Ty Lue wasn’t going to make a change. https://t.co/Ujnjiu5IoP
— ᴅ ʀ ᴇ ᴡ (@FeelLikeDrew) November 17, 2023
I feel like the benching was coming anyway but this is him and his team getting ahead of it and giving the info to Haynes themselves first so it doesnt look like “Russ got benched” and lead to more controversy if the Clippers keep losing https://t.co/GeFd1mzlXR
— K.C. (@Not___KC) November 17, 2023
Fun fact: Russell Westbrook gets more slander than James Harden, but will undoubtedly have a greater legacy. A true professional. https://t.co/S2qhyo2YHs
— Growl Towel Central (@GTC901) November 17, 2023
everyone knew 1 of em had to come off the bench so Russ stepped up and did what Ty Lue was clearly too scared to do
— A ✩ (@adryanashton) November 17, 2023
This was my original vision for the clippers with harden
Russ = super 6th man
Harden = facilitator
Kawhi = pace 1 – 3 and kill in 4th
PG = glue guy
Let’s see how it works. https://t.co/yL3I9pVajZ
— Lex (@BadBeatsLex) November 17, 2023
Ty Lue was telling him to stand in the corners on offense and he said actually let me be the 6th man https://t.co/FLTFC4Q9Br
— jim harden is a clipper (@Clippers_IQ) November 17, 2023
Russel Westbrook sacrificed his money, sacrificed his starting position and sacrificed his competitive drive to come off the bench.
I don’t want to see an OUNCE of slander from the ClipperNation community.
James Harden literally admitted he’s out of shape and not NBA ready. https://t.co/kjQUwXeJNf
— 𝑳𝒖𝒗𝒗 𝑩𝒓𝒐𝒅𝒊𝒆🏴☠️ (@HonourTheGift) November 17, 2023
PR masterclass by the clippers lol
“We’re not like the Lakers, it was his decision this time”
Yeah ok pal 👍🏾
— 🏆LakersGuru🏆 (@GuruLakers) November 17, 2023