Russel Westbrook took an open jump shot at the end of their game against the Trail Blazers on Sunday, Oct 23. He seemingly has the impression that he would give his team an extra possession. But his decision didn’t pay off, as it turned out. Instead, Westbrook missed the shot, which led to the Trail Blazers winning the game 3-0 after Damian Lillard nailed the winning three-pointer. Fellow teammate LeBron James didn’t seem to like Westbrook’s decision.
How Did LeBron React?
LeBron James appeared rather frustrated with his fellow team player’s choice. After the game, he was asked by a reporter what his philosophy was regarding the idea of going two-for-one possession in the aforementioned situation. Instead of replying, he accused reporters that they were trying to set him up to criticize a fellow teammate.
“I’m starting to feel that this interview is trying to set me up into saying something”, James commented. He went on to say that reporters were trying to get a story from Westbrook’s decision. But he was clear he wouldn’t give them anything to pick up.
More on the Interview
In the interview after the matchup against the Trail Blazers, LeBron also said he hated losing, regardless of the reason. He gave credit to the Blazers, too. But quite clearly, he felt that he was being asked to criticize his fellow teammate during the interview.
He went on to say, “You [i.e., reporters], can write anything you like about Russ and everything you want to try and talk about Russ. But I’m not here to scrutinize others. I won’t do it, and I’ve said it many times before. That’s just not who I am.”
Alex Smith earned his first victory in over two years as the Washington Football Team’s starting quarterback. The win over Cincinnati came in a game when the team was sporting its throwback jerseys – a uniform that is used once a year during the annual “homecoming” game. However, for Smith, that is the same uniform he wore on November 18, 2018, in an infamous game against the Houston Texans. Back then, the veteran quarterback sustained a bad leg injury.
Alex Smith Said Putting On That Uniform Once Again Was Eerie for Him
Wearing the throwback jerseys made Alex Smith admit that it felt “eerie” putting the uniform back on. After the game, he shared that he had experienced a weird feeling all week long, especially seeing the jerseys every day in the equipment room. He also said that two years ago, before the accident, he was a bigger fan of the jerseys.
The Last Time Smith Wore the Throwback Uniform He Ended Up In an Ambulance
Alex Smith described the reality of wearing the throwback jerseys by saying that the last time he wore it, doctors had to cut it off him in the ambulance. The injury the quarterback received was very bad, and some say his recovery was simply remarkable, especially considering that he is once again the starting quarterback of the Washington Football Team just two years later. Now, with a win on Thanksgiving Day, Smith’s club can retake first place in the lowly NFC East. He says he is very grateful for being able to play and wear the jerseys once again.
This time around, wearing the throwback uniform, Smith left the field healthy and victorious. However, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was carted off the field because of a left knee injury. The injury will see Burrow miss the remainder of the season. Having experience with such injuries, Smith offered his best wishes to the passer and said he is hoping the injury is not serious.