Reacting to the Lakers nearing a deal to acquire Russell Westbrook | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Richard Jefferson and Nick Friedell react to the news that Russell Westbrook could be on the way to the Los Angeles Lakers for Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and a 2021 first-round pick.

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  1. Big moves like this are always happening, but why do we not see these huge professional basketball players playing for USA in the Olympics? You think they would join and make a new dream team that's almost as good as the original. Think of it, LBJ, KD, Curry, Westbrook, Lilliard, Kyrie, Ball, Giannis, Chris Paul, Davis etc. On 1 team? But nah they rather not play cause it's not lucrative appealing to them smfh. BS

  2. Why is she so shocked? Bro he’s from LA… Getting older… needs to play for a contender… obviously wasn’t staying in Washington😂 Like it was Russ or CP3 girl.

  3. I'm not sure if Russ is a good fit next to Lebron and AD, but the key now is how the Lakers are going to round out the roster. I'm guessing a lot of veterans on minimums.

  4. No one plays harder than Westbrook. He is fierce. Too often the Lakers came out flat last season. When Lebron sits,the team is stagnate. That all changes with Westbrook. Lakers get the trophy in ‘22.

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