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Shaquille O’Neal urges Russell Westbrook to prove critics wrong

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Everyone knows that this past season was a rough one for Russell Westbrook.

Although his numbers weren’t bad (18.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game), his flaws caused him to be blamed in hyperbolic fashion for the Los Angeles Lakers failing to reach the play-in tournament.

It seems just about everyone wants him to be gone from the team, even if it were to simply waive him and get nothing in return for him.

But there are a few people who may still be in Westbrook’s corner.

One of them seems to be Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal, who posted an Instagram story with a video compilation that is meant to inspire Westbrook to prove his critics wrong.

Via Fadeaway World:

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Screenshot 2022-07-19 at 5.29.06 PM

With trade talks for the Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving apparently going nowhere and a lack of other options, Westbrook is more and more likely to start the season on the Lakers’ roster.

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Unless something changes, he will have to prove people wrong for the team to be successful.

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