Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Snoop Dogg begins recruiting Russell Westbrook to the Lakers


Carmelo Anthony said Sunday night after the All-Star Game that he didn't really do much recruiting. But rap legend Snoop Dog/Snoop Lion has no such intentions of laying low.
Carmelo Anthony said Sunday night after the All-Star Game that he didn't really do much recruiting....

Funnily enough, I've always thought this was a possibility. Westbrook, more than Kevin Durant, has significant off-court interests, like fashion (which you can read about in detail in this Bleacher Report feature), which would be more available to him in Los Angeles. He mentions in that article that you can accomplish things in a small market, but even more doors would open in LA. He went to school at UCLA. And if the Thunder era ends, Westbrook will be looking for a team that can be "his" which he won't have to share with another superstar. The Lakers would give him that. He could be their next icon, and his brash, outspoken, loud attitude would be embraced by the city.

One problem: Westbrook's under contract until 2017. And while it's never too early, it's unlikely that Westbrook leaves before Durant does, with Durant's contract not over until 2016. You can see a scenario where Durant leaves for DC in 2016 and Westbrook then demands a trade. But then, these two have accomplished a lot together and their run isn't over. So while the idea of Westbrook in yellow and purple might make sense, it's also unlikely, at least for a few years.