It has been an extremely frustrating season for Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook.
On Monday, he seemingly took out a lot of that frustration with a vicious dunk over Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert.
Westbrook drove to the rim and put the three-time Defensive Player of the Year on an epic poster in arguably the dunk of the year so far in the NBA.
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LeBron James took to Instagram to share his feelings on Westbrook’s dunk.
Aside from the sweet dunk, Westbrook didn’t have a particularly easy night getting his shots to fall, as he went just 5-for-14 from the field. However, he was able to rack up 15 points and eight rebounds.
James had a great performance for the Lakers, going for 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. He went 9-for-20 from the field and 3-for-8 from deep.
The Lakers came away with a 101-95 win when all was said and done, snapping a three-game losing streak. It was apparently a pivotal game for Frank Vogel, who was reportedly coaching for his job.
If Vogel wants to ensure that he will be with the Lakers for the entire 2021-22 campaign, things are going to have to turn around in a hurry for L.A. Currently, the team is 22-22 on the season, which is good for the No. 7 spot in the Western Conference.
The Lakers will be back in action on Wednesday for a matchup with the Indiana Pacers.