Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook and coach Darvin Ham had a brief, heated verbal altercation in the locker room during the halftime of the Lakers’ 133-130 loss to the Thunder, as per ESPN.
Ham was frustrated with how Westbrook lingered on the playing floor after getting taken out of the game late in the second quarter.
Both men’s voices were raised in the locker room as they shouted back at one another. After the game, Darvin Ham and Westbrook made peace and dapped each other up, as per Adrian Wojnarowski.
Russell Westbrook was the centerpiece of the Lakers proposed deal to the Brooklyn Nets for Kyrie Irving. As Los Angeles looks to make moves around the trade deadline, Westbrook’s name is sure to pop up more.
Harm and Westbrook’s locker room argument is one way to ensure that the disenchanted guard will be traded.
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