PBT Podcast: Russell Westbrook, ‘Westbrick’ and the point guard’s future

Russell Westbrook at Los Angeles Lakers v Oklahoma City Thunder
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Russell Westbrook wants to be treated with a certain level of deference.

He wants the Lakers to keep his role prominent. He reportedly wants to leave Los Angeles this summer, even with the complication of his contract running through next season. And, most recently, he wants everyone to stop calling him “Westbrick” – publicly issuing a personal/appeal warning about how the nickname unacceptably shames his family.

On the latest ProBasketballTalk Podcast, Dan Feldman and Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman – of whom Westbrook once said “I just don’t like you” – discuss Westbrook’s issues in this phase of his career and the Thunder’s post-Westbrook rebuild: