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NBA Twitter goes wild over Russell Westbrook and Lakers trade rumors

Fansided logo Fansided 7/29/2021 Alicia de Artola
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The Lakers and Wizards are reportedly discussing a trade to send Russell Westbrook to Los Angeles, and NBA Twitter can't get enough of the idea.

One major trade rumor after another rocked NBA Twitter on Thursday. The biggest of them all: The Los Angeles Lakers are on the verge of landing Russell Westbrook.

According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, LA is negotiating a trade with the Washington Wizards to send Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope east in exchange for the former MVP guard.

Imagining LeBron James and Anthony Davis teaming up with Westbrook was almost too much for some on Twitter to handle.

How did NBA Twitter react to the Lakers and Russell Westbrook trade rumors?

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The positives for the Lakers adding someone like Westbrook can't be denied.

Having said that, there are a lot of ways this thing can go horribly wrong. That's half the fun.

Skepticism from some corners was high, especially since the Lakers reportedly looked at Buddy Hield as an option before the Westbrook story broke. The star power is real. The fit may not be.

Hield is the big loser in all this, with the exception of Adrian Wojnarowski being scooped and MLB seeing their trade deadline headlines overshadowed.

It's been a crazy day in Washington, for sure. Two of the city's biggest sports stars look like they're on the way out.

A Westbrook-James-Davis trio in Los Angeles would be must-watch television in 2022. However, the deal isn't official yet. Who knows what kinds of twists and turns the trading block could produce next? Maybe Woj has another bomb to drop.

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