Los Angeles Lakers fans are having a hard time with the team's uncharacteristic run of poor play and it seems their plan to fix their beloved team includes recruiting stars during other team's games.
A Los Angeles Lakers fan attempted to recruit injured Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook to the struggling franchise during the Thunder's game against the Houston Rockets on Sunday, but the All-Star was not interested.
Lakers fan six rows behind the scorer's table screams at Westbrook: "Russ, come to L.A.!!" Russ starts shaking his head no.— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) November 17, 2014
Fan: "You can shoot all you want. Come to L.A. We got rings."— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) November 17, 2014
Westbrook: "Get yo ass out of here and go back to L.A."
Perhaps harassing Westbrook in Oklahoma City is not the best way to encourage him to become the next savior of the Lakers.
The fan may also want to read up on the NBA's collective bargaining agreement a little more, as it seems unlikely that there is a provision that allows players to switch teams on a whim while under contract and in the middle of a season.
- Brendan Maloy