ESPN NBA Team Ranks Russell Westbrook 65th Best Player In 2022 Poll
Are we seriously still doing this? We’re still living in Looney Tunes land. K. I can’t believe I even have to write this article but it would appear that I have no choice. The number one Russell Westbrook hater of all-time here by declares ESPN clinically insane for ranking him 65th overall in the 2022 top 100 player rankings.
2021 NBArank: 29
One huge question for 2022-23: Can he be a winning player alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis? And if not, can the Lakers find a trade partner to send him elsewhere, or will they simply let his contract come off the books next summer and hang on to those future draft picks? It is the fundamental question that will make or break L.A.’s season.
This is embarrassing. I just don’t know which is worse; the fact that ESPN had Westbrook 21st a year ago or the fact that he’s still 65 this year. Smart people knew Westbrook was a cancer a decade but now? We’re still really going to pretend this guy has value?
Tanking teams don’t want him. Winning teams don’t want him. The Lakers don’t even want him. It’s why they added Patrick Beverley and Dennis Schroder before the season. Every other team basically made their moves already. Lakers needed two more point guards. What does that tell you?
What the hell are we doing here? Ranked one spot below him is Myles Turner. The same guy who the Lakers would have to attach multiple picks to Westbrook to go acquire. The ESPN dummies that voted on this poll do realize that singular fact alone makes their rankings invalid. We do get that, right?
It somehow gets worse. Jalen Brunson two spots behind. Desmond Bane three spots behind. Westbrook is lucky if the Shanghai Sharks accept him at this point. Ranking Westbrook 65 is so insane that it makes me wonder if they ate Tide Pods before doing this exercise. Just Bad.
If anything, doesn’t this Russell Westbrook ranking just prove how pathetic ESPN has become? It’s literally from the top down. From Stephen A to Sean Allen, ESPN continues to embaress itself.