Lakers Front Office Blaming LeBron and AD For Acquiring Westbrook, per Report

The Lakers front office is reportedly blaming LeBron James and Anthony Davis internally for acquiring guard Russell Westbrook during the offseason ahead of the 2021 season, according to Bleacher Report‘s Eric Pincus.

What looked like the perfect team—one that featured James, Davis, Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook, Dwight Howard and more—on paper turned out to be one with chaos, confusion, no postseason appearance and 49 losses.

James and Davis, who are represented by Klutch Sports Group, lobbied heavily to the team’s front office to acquire Westbrook. In doing so, the franchise sent key contributors from its championship-winning team in the Bubble and the 2020-21 season—Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell (who came from Clippers in the Bubble to the Lakers, then to Washington and now plays for Charlotte ), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope—to Washington while earning two second round picks and the No. 22 pick in the 2021 NBA draft.


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