Russell Westbrook made NBA history on Monday night when he posted a 35-point, 21-assist, 14-rebound triple-double, the third ever 30/20/10 game in NBA history and the first 35/20/10 game ever.
On Tuesday morning, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith made sure to let everyone know that he didn’t care about Westbrook’s historic night, citing Russ’ lack of a championship and not being able to carry a winner and things of that nature.
Russell Westbrook’s wife Nina was not happy with Stephen A and took to social media to let her thoughts be known.
I love everything about the Westbrooks pic.twitter.com/fRlOKc6RVq
— Master (@MasterTes) March 31, 2021
Russell Westbrook’s wife goes off on Stephen A Smith for his comments about Russells accomplishments pic.twitter.com/VccGR6QbI6
— 2Cool2Blog (@2Cool2BIog) March 31, 2021
Russell Westbrook was asked about Smith’s comments and his wife’s response, and gave a thoughtful, lengthy response about how he’s learned to ignore such comments and find happiness in his life beyond what happens on the basketball court.
Russell Westbrook gave a 2-and-a-half minute answer in response to a question about @stephenasmith’s comments on First Take: “A championship don't change my life. I'm happy. I was a champion once I made it to the NBA. I grew up in the streets. I'm a champion.”
Full quote here: pic.twitter.com/wcceIzqQlg
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) March 31, 2021
Russell Westbrook on Stephen A. Smith
"One thing I won't allow to happen anymore is let people create narratives & constantly just talking shit for no reason about me because I lay it on the line every night and I use my platform to be able to help people all across the world." pic.twitter.com/8oJi0E4dwT
— Hoop District (@Hoop_District) March 31, 2021
Stephen A took to the airwaves this morning and cleared things up a little bit.
My full response to Russell and Nina Westbrook. pic.twitter.com/L4Af14a5KH
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) March 31, 2021