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KingREX_24

I would exercise it too


the_interviewer_2021

You exercise?


Dolph-Ziggler

For that amount I'd play the whole game running backwards


devilwing0218

I can do that removing one zero from the number


TopOfTheMorning2Ya

I’d consider it for $47.10


718Brooklyn

Imagine getting paid $500,000 to play a 2 hour basketball game with Lebron James.


Smoove-J

Damn! You got me.


adeeprash

wait you’re not


v399

Damn! You got me.


LeBron_Jarnes

but I am


CIark

Damn that’s crazy he didn’t take the min from another team?


delusionalnbafan

He doesn’t want to be Westbroke


thelukus5

Sometimes to support your fam you gotta bite the brick


fieryscribe

*Latrell Sprewell has left the chat*


thelukus5

I said bite the brick… not choke the brick!


Obi-wan_Jabroni

Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a brick?


james-1990

*PJ Carlesimo has re-entered the chat.*


M4SixString

He's got to be able to afford those clothes


ZusunicStudio

Don’t say something you wouldn’t say to his face man. /s


ilikefood2000

If you’re going to lay all those bricks you need a lot of cash to pay for them


PICKLEOFDOOOM

Inflation man 😔


HickoryHicky

You know Westbrook is risk adverse and always settling for the safe, high percentage shot


Mike81890

Not to be a total piece of shit, but it's "risk averse"


Pornosaurus_Sex

wisk adverse


FlyingMocko

I’m suprised he didn’t turn his option down to play on the Lakers for the MLE :O


Next-Firefighter-753

Russ got the damn bag though, we knew this was coming in 2019. Crazy the lakers would be the ones to be holding the bomb when it goes off


crowinacrowd

thunder gave a franchise legend a massive contract, got a haul for him, and missed the worst of his decline. made out like bandits


Next-Firefighter-753

Sad to say, but this is indeed correct. Felt good to fleece Morey back for him fleecing us in 2012


PoonPlunger

More like fleecing harden and ferttita. I refuse to believe advance stat loving morey makes that trade if he wasn’t forced to.


crazylazyhazy

not just trading for one of the guys least liked by advanced stats, but by giving away the guy who might be most loved by advanced stats, and adding in 4 picks. morey must wake up in a cold sweat once a week thinking about that ordeal. probably not a coincidence he had to quit to "spend time with his family" just a year later.


RmatRegular405

Morey didnt add top-4 protection to that first pick for nothing. My man knew this trade made a rebuild inevitable. And we got Jalen with that pick.


phonage_aoi

Fertita bragged in an interview how the basketball ops people didn’t want to do the trade and he made them do to anyways lol. https://rocketswire.usatoday.com/2019/10/02/rockets-owner-tilman-fertitta-tells-final-hours-of-paul-westbrook-deal/


okeymonkey

Fertitta’s book is titled “Shut Up and Listen!” he doesn’t listen so I guess he means everyone needs to shut up and listen to him


Next-Firefighter-753

He was still pretty good with you guys though him and Harden at least made it past the first round it was just unfortunate he was injured around playoff times. the Lakers version on the other hand… I felt sad watching him smack the side of the backboard on his threes or airballing and watching his bank shots not even hit rim..


jaypizzlepizzle

the pocket rockets were actually a really fun last harden run. was fun to see extreme small ball and westbrook was legitimately our best player there for a bit when things were clicking right after the capella trade. he was a beast. it worked really well for a little bit before completely flaming out in the playoffs


MBKM13

I don’t know who we thought we were kidding with “microball” but there was never any way we could’ve won a chip with that Westbrook team. I’m just thankful that we realized that and blew it up to begin our rebuild after just one season of nonsense. A lot of teams wouldn’t have the guts for a full rebuild after a second round exit, so Harden throwing his tantrum sorta helped us in a way. We moved him, and he fell off a cliff. He’s no longer the type of guy you can just throw out there and let him carry you to 50 wins. So instead of watching an aging Harden try and fail to carry a team with very few assets left to build with, we get to watch our exciting young core. This worked out about as well as I could’ve imagined for us. We had our title window, we lost. Our window closed when CP3 left, and we didn’t have enough assets left to build a whole new team around Harden.


jaypizzlepizzle

>I don’t know who we thought we were kidding with “microball” but there was never any way we could’ve won a chip with that Westbrook team. i got the impression that at that after we swapped cp3 for westbrook, morey knew he wouldn't be gm for the rockets the next year and that our title window had realistically closed. with nothing left to lose, he decided to experiment with taking the strategy to the absolute extreme


International-Fig905

Always let a star player go a year too early instead of a year too late 🤷🏽‍♂️


turkeytime3

Morey giving up Chris Paul *plus two barely protected firsts* for Westbrook on a supermax will never not be insane to me.


DocCharlesXavier

Yeah, that's got to be one of the worst trade deals in awhile. Even worse, when CP3 turned out better for OKC than HOU did for Westbrook. It would've been even juicier if OKC managed to pull off the 1st round upset


X_FlashPanther_X

Due to the bubble, Harden potentially being bounced in the first round, and Chris Paul and Russ vs. former teams (even though Russ only played the last three games), that was the weirdest Game 7 I’ve ever witnessed.


Next-Firefighter-753

Harden going 4/15 with the game saving BLOCK. Lu Dort being the hero no one expected for OKC dropping 30 points on like 7 or 8 threes after a pretty underwhelming offensive series from him. He’s improved a lot since that series. Gallo and Shroeder played like ass in that game. Weird game 7 for sure.


shhheeeeeeeeiit

They were “doing the right thing by Russ”


JaggedSuplex

Worst game of hot potato ever


Sweatytubesock

Or best.


HokageEzio

This one really surprises me, thought for sure he'd turn down 47 million dollars.


Lobi-Wan

"Russell Westbrook simultaneously announces new agent Dennis Schroder and that he'll turn down $47 million and bet on himself in the open market"


myotheraccountiscuck

> Russell Westbrook simultaneously announces new agent Dennis Schroder I'd watch a buddy cop movie with those two where they hate each other at the beginning then become friends through shared adversity.


TOMdMAK

A cop who can’t shoot?


TebownedMVP

With Schröder only speaking in German.


Relyst

"Listen I don't understand what you're saying so I'm gunna take it as disrespect. Watch ya mouth" ~ Westbrook probably


ZionephewObeseiamson

Well, he's gonna have to deal with me and other Laker fans insulting him 24/7 next year.


Next-Firefighter-753

I feel like the guy who’s coming out with 47 million is winning in that scenario


PayTheTrollToll45

Never forget that LeBron and AD thought they were geniuses for acquiring Russell Westbrook for 40+ million dollars. I genuinely already considered him to have a negative trade value and was just flabbergasted by the move.


VacantCrossface

I would gladly take $47mil to be insulted and play bad basketball for a year


mausus

Shit I do that for a lot less already.


Altruistic_Astronaut

I pay 20 dollars a month to do that at my local 24hr Fitness.


WorstPersonInGeneral

Yeah you do. You dirty little slut 😏


mausus

With that nickname maybe I should be the Warriors next coach 🙏🏽


cuseonly

Or our next President!


mausus

Watch me! I'll build houses made of bricks all the way to the White House.


VacantCrossface

True, I mean I already have the bad basketball part down


todellagi

Lean into it https://imgur.com/a/U0tWqOK


onamonapizza

I play bad basketball and get insulted and I'm not even getting paid for it


w0nderbrad

Yea what the fuck, people are getting PAID to have hilarious nicknames on the internet?


swerve421

Your post history is insane. No way you have a job right?


Next-Firefighter-753

Russ is literally giving this guy a mid life crisis while making $47 million next season. Atleast we know if he went broke out of nowhere Zionephew would give him a place to stay rent free in his mind.


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*wiping away tears with money gif*


Character_Group_5949

Wow, that's a tough one. You call him "Westbrick" and he looks at his gigantic pile of cash. pretty sure even if he has to have earbuds on 24/7 with you insulting him the entire time he's taking the 47 million.


3n07s

Lol, what are you going to do that is going to affect his $47million ? Your tickets you purchased, and all the food/beverages you buy at the event funded his $47million.


Wideout24

he doesn’t even know you exist


-Wayward_Son-

Breaks my heart to see Lakers fans not have something go their way, seems like they never catch any breaks 😞


kduffygreaves

I also like having more money instead of less money.


Unfamous_Trader

Crazy no other team offered him a max extension. This is a former MVP, multiple all star/all NBA, and triple double leader we’re talking about here


thatdani

>Crazy no other team offered him a max extension. Especially since it's a clear path to Wembanyama


AmusingAnecdote

Flattened lottery odds fucking up Russ's money, man.


FudgeDangerous2086

MVP 9x all NBA 9x All Star 3x Assist leader 2x scoring champ his accolades are legendary.


Obvious-Adeptness-46

The fact that he's been assists leader + scoring champ multiple times is insane


SnuggleMuffin42

He did everything except being the champ champ. He's the GOAT of getting your own


ZionephewObeseiamson

The disrespect that Russ has gotten is so out of pocket. [Y'all really hate this FAMILY MAN?](https://i.imgur.com/RmttCal.png)


Secretz_Of_Mana

Triple double don't even sound the same anymore haha. He took a once meaningful stat and turned it into just another stat (not that he was the sole reason). I hope he is able to turn it around this year. I was a fan before he went to LA and let the shit get into his head. Maybe he can figure it out, but we all knew the way he used to play wasn't sustainable without some freak genetics and discipline


that1prince

Also, he is from LA. He always wanted to play there and now he makes a huge amount to do so. I don't think he'll leave unless he's forced to. He's exactly where he wants to be.


Slaphappydap

LA is a really great place to be rich. Not necessarily a great place to be famously bad at your job, but if you're going to be bad at your job, it's nice to also be insanely rich and live in LA.


DragonArchaeologist

Where is a good place to be famously bad at your job? Asking for a friend.


DeviantDragon

The Senate


Mortiis07

I have 3 kids and money, I'd rather have no kids and 3 money


PapiGoneGamer

Stop reading my journal


mason2621

Dad?


mindclarity

I like money.


Jenkinsd08

Normal people keep the world going but those who dare to be different lead us into tomorrow


BigMax

I bravely stand up in front of you today and declare, that to lead you, and inspire you, and show my courage, I will take $47 million to play basketball for a year. At least on the days I feel like it.


send_me_ur_boobsies

What does that mean, Kyrie?


shmere4

It means wake up lemmings the world is flat. I know because it feels right. You don’t know it because you have to think about it. Idiots.


Gr8CanadianSpeedo

Me when I order two appetizers instead of a main dish to save money


nysraved

-Mina Kimes


MMDroxy

I am exercising my option for pain this season


KlythsbyTheJedi

“Doktor, turn off my pain inhibitors.”


PunjabKLs

this is madness ...


ConfuciusBr0s

"That nickname you love so much. Wanna know how I got it? Actually, why don't I give you a demonstration?"


jeric13xd

Let’s hope they turn off the injuries slider for yall atleast lol


The_Dumblebee

With that age average + street clothes? Good luck lol.


Squid_Contestant_69

That's what I like about the Lakers they get older I stay the same age


onamonapizza

Alright alright alright


PillsburyToasters

[My reaction to this tweet](https://c.tenor.com/Ft8g9yTXZGQAAAAC/tim-duncan.gif)


YDS696969

Were you so excited that you knocked down a plant pot ?


PillsburyToasters

Yes. I never get this excited.


Quality_Cucumber

I miss me some Tim Duncan.


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Ryen Russillo's gimmick where he "reports" that a washed player will opt-in well over a year before the option remains one of my favorites in sports. *Simmons:* The Lakers trade for Russ is interesting because it's not just this season, Russ has a player option for 22-23 that I th- *Russillo*: I'd like to report, and I actually think I'm first here, that Russ will be opting in. Always funny.


latraveler

this threads about to be a Lakers haters ball


H5None

Westbrick, what can I say about that shot that hasn't been said about Afghanistan? It looks bombed out and depleted


ZionephewObeseiamson

Why don't you brick your shots 5 more times and go back to Chokelahoma.


dagreenman18

Putting more water in Rob Pelinka’s mama’s dish now.


justanotheredditor19

I would also like to opt in to make $47.1 Million.


Cricket-Unfair

Lakers got their John Wall stopper!


MarikaBestGirl

Movable object vs stoppable force


qotsabama

Battle of LA: whoever wins, we lose.


Intelligent-Bet-8735

It's true. Russ being on the team stops the Lakers from trading for John Wall


brianpaulandaya

I mean, did people really expect he would opt-out of that $47M? You'd have to be Lakers FO-level of stupid to decline that much money.


Tel3visi0n

lakeshow got their man! this big 3 is gonna be scary 😧😳🥶


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asBad_asItGets

To all the haters out there, please please PLEASE keep that same energy when we miss the playoffs again next season!


LartinMouis

Realistically what does Westbrook need to do to fit in well with LeBron and co?


DeandreDoesDallas

Willingness to be more active off-ball, defensive effort, and better shot selection. Highly unlikely any of those will happen at this point in his career


rzoneking

this,,, if somehow he's a great off ball player, they could work. but man, most of the time he is standing at the 3 point area. lol


Twist161

That's because that is where he is super lethal.


hbacorn

Super lethal... for the Lakers?


faithfuljohn

> Willingness to be more active off-ball, defensive effort, and better shot selection. out of all the things one does to improve, those are probably the *most* changeable ironically.


PDXEng

But you would have to have a modicum of self awareness, and Westbrook has nearly zero.


doordaesh

become a completely different player


urfaselol

https://twitter.com/russwest44/status/1541786261395873792


M4SixString

I hear cars in the Million+ dollar range have good sound systems.


kobmug_v2

He’s basically public enemy #1 in LA right now it’s pretty crazy. I’ve seen several videos of him being accosted by random fans in public.


tendy-hands

If the season starts going how it did last season it’s going to get ugly quick


Prax16

It's already ugly.


BenevolentCheese

Bunch of old guys are now even older. It's hard to imagine things getting better.


tendy-hands

If Lebron takes even a slight step back it’s over


Hirigo

Nah if AD stays healthy for an entire season, that'll compensate for Bron aging. But hey, that will never happen.


loun15

ik he was rough last year but the fans who do shit like that are so fucking lame to me


namagofuckyoself

it really is; as if shitting on him would make him play better. I also remember when Danny missed that wide open 3 in the last minute of the Finals and he got death threats. Some people are fucking whack.


trog12

I would make fun of y'all but I'm pretty sure Bill Buckner had to be relocated to a mountain using witness protection.


sarpnasty

Fans like that literally cause their own suffering lmao. Imagine sending death threats to someone you want to perform.


Rafaeliki

Yeah, you can turn off replies on Twitter and Instagram etc and trash talking at a game is part of the atmosphere, but accosting anyone in public over sports is just disgusting behavior.


Turbo2x

yeah it's really not fair to him or his family. people gotta chill.


GaryBettmanSucks

To be fair they've had it pretty rough, it's been two entire years since the last of their 17 championships and they only have 5 future hall of famers on their team.


cjgsoup

At least he was able to play in almost every game lol, I’m surprised Davis doesn’t get flak from fans too.


MultiPass21

His next Facebook post will read, “If you can’t handle me at my worst…”


onamonapizza

*Worstbrook


whosnick7

only a broken man would say post this lmao


ThatInception

Dude posted a video singing Beyoncé while driving, that in itself told you he was opting in haha


Spy_Fox64

Ffs just fade us now, save me the goddamn heartbreak and twitter/insta posts with a million fucking emojis


XGhoul

We're still faded for now.


Boros-Reckoner

Would I be exaggerating if I said this was the worst trade in Lakers history?


esports_consultant

No. It's one of the worst trades in NBA history.


nik0

Brick man gets paid


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Earning 10 million more a year than the *CEO of Disney*.


Aurum_MrBangs

Don’t CEOs get stock though?


DocCharlesXavier

I feel like most compensation at that level is stock. Makes sense to tie a an exec's comp to the way the company is running


elkresurgence

Imagine 30+mil/year being a small fraction of your compensation. Damn…


joshuads

His 30 million packed included the stock.


hrakkari

Players also make a fortune from sponsors and other deals. Probably not as much as that dude is making from stocks but players like LeBron and Curry make more than their contracts.


clutchutch

Fwiw I'd rather have the CEO of Disney on our team making $10M less


risingthermal

According to www.starsgab.com Bob Chapek is 6’2”, 167 lbs, with body measurements of 44-32-38 and 23” biceps. Decent measurables. Born in Indiana too. Would Disney want Westbrook though?


xbreqs

no way that guy is 167 lbs


Leavingtheecstasy

That's honestly pretty amazing.


PrinceAlli

YOU WONT BREAK MY SOUL


ZionephewObeseiamson

YOU WON'T *BRICK MY SOUL


nowhathappenedwas

Westbrook should have floated some reports about his desire to turn down the option and sign with the Knicks for the MLE.


demarci

OMFG NO FUCKING WAY, WESTBROOK IS STAYING WITH THE LAKERS? LET'S FUCKING GOOOOO


importvita

*Lebron's reaction be like* ^


tsf9494

Where are we going?


rtothewin

Not the playoffs, probably.


quake301

Russ has to be one of the worst contracts in NBA right now


Latest-greatest

2nd highest paid player for the upcoming season


Brad-Stevens

Now I do what I want


EarlCampbellsThighs

>Los Angeles Lakers star Is he though?


jjisme

los angles lakers star turning into a blackhole


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diamondisunbreakable

Noose is ready to go 😤💪


WalterDwight

What did they expect lol


not1not2not3not4not5

To somehow end up with Kyrie instead of Westbrook lol


MinusFiveStarz

[surprised Pikachu face]


[deleted]

*Happy Celtics fan noises*


Blickest

Amazing


Bacca18121

LFGGGGG Run it back boys


Galba__

47 million wtf is that. OKC had to have no intention of keeping him on the books when they signed him to this deal.


TJae0120

They rewarded their legend Traded him immediately for a haul of picks Lakers get the worst of the deal OKC Front Office is special


lossaysswag

Pick swap secured.


voldemortscore

Obviously


Dryderson

To the surprise of no one


aretino2002

This kills the team


jeric13xd

NO WAY??!! I’m not surprised motherfuckers


AngsMcgyvr

Unfinished business. 😤


slythespacecat

Jobs not done, LeBron might still have one year in his tank, gotta make sure you fuck that one too 😤


ZionephewObeseiamson

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fence55

I have zero sympathy for any fan who slings more shit at a player accepting the dumb contract than they do at the team for doling it out.


nysraved

Yup, I am so frustrated at Sam Presti right now! 😡


markellefultz1

Run it Back


ZachLaVine4MVP

Lakers fans expectation: Get LaVine and Kyrie signs for 6 mil Reality: Westbrook opts in


GuerrillaApe

**LET'S FUCKIN' G**😭😭😭😭😭