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So the Lakers FO OK'D WB Benching Before the Game Even Started - Scarry Hrs in Lakerland
 

 
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Long before Russell Westbrook was benched down the stretch of Wednesday's 111-104 loss to the Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel was given a*surances that the organization would support him in taking a hard line while coaching the star, sources told ESPN.

Over the past week and a half, Lakers management has told the coaching staff to coach Westbrook as the coaches see fit, even if that means pulling him from a game, as Vogel did for the final 3 minutes, 52 seconds of the fourth quarter against Indiana, sources told ESPN.

One source close to the situation described the message from management to the staff as, "You got to do what you got to do." image

The final straw, pushing the staff to honor their instinct to bench him, was when Caris LeVert blew by Westbrook on defense for a layup with 7 minutes, 13 seconds remaining. The coaching staff had repeatedly emphasized the scouting report to take away LeVert's right hand, and Westbrook, guarding LeVert at the top of the key one-on-one, didn't angle himself properly to thwart the drive and allowed LeVert easy access to the paint en route to the hoop.

The coaching staff had been debating whether to pull Westbrook from late-game situations for weeks, sources said, but always refrained because of worries about the lasting impact on Westbrook's psyche. image

"Would you think that would bother Russ not being in a late game?" LeBron said, answering a reporter's question with a question, rather than giving a straight answer. James was left to speak on Westbrook because the 14-year veteran -- who exited the court with 8.4 seconds remaining on the clock -- departed from the arena without speaking to reporters.

"It's just something that he's not used to. You would think somebody like that would be on the court. But with the flow of the game, there's been times I haven't been in the game or other guys haven't been in the game. So I don't think it's anything personal,"said Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony. Melo like get used to it image

"It's just something that Russ has got to ... " Anthony said before correcting himself midsentence, "We gotta help him figure it out."


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might as well trade him if u gonna sh*t on him

then leak this management sh*t out

cuz west is pisssssssed dafucc off

he been a issue but he aint the problem

lotta of their wins were cuz of his energy

i guess that skip bayless daily turnover reel gettin to them

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 4 months ago '16        #2
Homer Pimpson 
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LeBrons Los Angeles
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 4 months ago '07        #3
Adam Is BeTTeR 
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Free Westbrook




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 4 months ago '16        #4
BMC1000  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x14 OP
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 Homer Pimpson said
LeBrons Los Angeles
Bron couldnt even sav him

then lowkey laughed about it after the game
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 4 months ago '10        #5
quan3106  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Same movie..better supporting actor


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 4 months ago '10        #6
REG773 
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Westbrook trying; but they trying to completely change him in ONE season; which is difficult to do.

They want his turnovers down, they want him to play defense, they want him to shoot less etc…..you know he’s pissed off
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 4 months ago '14        #7
LuckiiWaviano  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x15
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Russ not used to being coached
Its like hes being retaught how to run an offense
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 4 months ago '04        #8
SpyDa  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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Russ shot 4/6 from 3 last night while Melo was 0/5. Video of Melo defense. Pulling russ was a horrible move last night.



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 4 months ago '07        #9
Rico23  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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He should have been benched....but Vogel lost leverage when he subbed in Melo and he made the worst defensive pick up(or lack thereof) in NBA history
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 4 months ago '07        #10
Rico23  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 SpyDa said
Russ shot 4/6 from 3 last night while Melo was 0/5. Video of Melo defense. Pulling russ was a horrible move last night.



u beat me by 30 seconds
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 4 months ago '04        #11
SpyDa  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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 LuckiiWaviano said
Russ not used to being coached
Its like hes being retaught how to run an offense
The reason bron hush about russ because russ putting in the most effort. He's played every game this season. He was told he turnover to much so he cut it down to 0 or 1 a game. He chilled on the stats when he was told he stat pad triple doubles. he's trying to fit in and make adjustments at this point. You can't ask for much more. With the right coach and the correct complementary players around him on the court, he'd do better. He hasn't had one full season to make so many adjustments
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 4 months ago '16        #12
BMC1000  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x14 OP
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this n*gga chuckled

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 4 months ago '16        #13
BMC1000  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x14 OP
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 4 months ago '16        #14
BMC1000  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x14 OP
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they bigg mad



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 4 months ago '05        #15
blah blah blah  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x39
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LeCancer ruined the lakers
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 4 months ago '15        #16
donnyyy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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So its a happy day that they are benching westbrook now?


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 4 months ago '05        #17
pippen33 
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They need to just buy West out. End this sh*t already
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 4 months ago '06        #18
droid3000  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x53
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 BMC1000 said
they bigg mad



I don't think Rob Lowe is a good gm by any stretch of the imagination but there is only one person to blame for this roster and it's bron. Bron took just took a sh*t on any chance he had to win a championship again the moment he ok'd This deal
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 4 months ago '16        #19
BMC1000  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x14 OP
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 droid3000 said
I don't think Rob Lowe is a good gm by any stretch of the imagination but there is only one person to blame for this roster and it's bron
yea

whoever pushed for wb and whoever cosigned it dumb af

 4 months ago '04        #20
NoLedge18720 
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 REG773 said
Westbrook trying; but they trying to completely change him in ONE season; which is difficult to do.

They want his turnovers down, they want him to play defense, they want him to shoot less etc…..you know he’s pissed off
How dare they ask him to be a better all-around basketball player!?
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 4 months ago '17        #21
FroBE  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10
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Why does this stuff continuesly happen to Lebrons teammates, wherever he goes? Every stop, the 2nd or 3rd star gets ridiculed to the point that their viewd as Non-NBA Talent.
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 4 months ago '16        #22
BMC1000  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x14 OP
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 NoLedge18720 said
How dare they ask him to be a better all-around basketball player!?
why they trade for him tho

to try to change him in year 12

that type of thinking is dumb af
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 4 months ago '04        #23
NoLedge18720 
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 BMC1000 said
why they trade for him tho

to try to change him in year 12

that type of thinking is dumb af
They shouldn't have but I was responding because dude was naming things Westbrook should have been doing for years not just trying to change this year every player should be playing defense and trying to turn the ball over less.
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 4 months ago '16        #24
Ldogg310v2 
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There have been games where Russ should have been benched from playing bad, this wasn't one of them though. He knocked down some big 3s and was doing decent defensively. He might have made some mistakes, but Vogel picked a bad time to try and keep his job through Westbrook.

Now you've pissed off your biggest signing, and it's at a point now where the damage is done and too much to recover from.

We really shouldn't have given up on our young core. We would have a youthful and exciting squad, maybe a 5th or 6th seed and no bullsh*t. Instead we gave everyone up for LeBron and have a bunch of diva sh*t ever since.
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 4 months ago '16        #25
BMC1000  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x14 OP
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 NoLedge18720 said
They shouldn't have but I was responding because dude was naming things Westbrook should have been doing for years not just trying to change this year every player should be playing defense and trying to turn the ball over less.
thats all true

but he a former MVP

Tripple Double King

been to the finals

every player has not done anything close to that

so what u really gonna tell westbrook

playing his way got him getting paid 40 mil a season

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