Buddy Hield isn’t teammates with Russell Westbrook, but he wants Westbrook to win.
Buddy Hield may have never been teammates with Russell Westbrook in his life, but that isn’t stopping Hield from supporting him.
During All-Star weekend, Hield was asked by reporters what NBA player he’d like to see win a championship besides him – his answer was Russell Westbrook.
“Besides myself…who I want to see win a ring is Russell Westbrook probably,” Hield said to reporters.
When asked why Hield wanted Westbrook to win, he had a very simple answer: Russell Westbrook is a good guy.
“He’s a good dude, man. I think a lot people that give him a lot of crap for the way how he plays on the court, or say he can’t do anything. He’s a Hall-of-Famer, I feel like people don’t give him the credit that he deserves. He brings so much to this game. He’s a great dude, man. You hear all these teammates talk about he’s a great teammate.”
Many of Russell Westbrook’s former teammates consider him one of the greatest teammates they’ve ever had. One of those teammates, in particular, is Paul George, and that’s one of the biggest reasons why Westbrook is now on the Clippers.
It’s very fair to say that Russell Westbrook wasn’t given a fair shake by the Los Angeles Lakers or the media who covered him. It was an incredibly toxic situation that resulted in a detriment in his play. At the same time, Westbrook’s athleticism has also clearly declined since his Wizards tenure. All eyes are now on him and the LA Clippers, with a potential debut on Friday.