Kobe Bryant Defends Russell Westbrook from Haters After OKC Star Takes 43 Shots


After Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook nearly put up another triple-double Sunday with 54 points, eight assists and nine rebounds, there was only one number some people cared about:

Forty-three.

Westbrook took 43 shots during Sunday’s game against the Indiana Pacers.

Forget the fact that Westbrook shot nearly 50 percent from the floor, making 21 of his field-goal attempts. The fact that he took 43 shots seems to overshadow his overall numbers for some people.

After seeing some of the criticism, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant decided to speak up and defend Westbrook. Of course, when he’s healthy, the Black Mamba is always among the league leaders in field-goal attempts each season.

Regardless of how many shots a player takes, Bryant just wants people to appreciate what kind of an impact the player has in the game. 

[Kobe Bryant]

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