Skip Bayless brought up a major conspiracy theory regarding Russell Westbrook injury in the Los Angeles Lakers’ latest blowout defeat to the Sacramento Kings.
The Los Angeles Lakers’ pre-season reached yet another low in their preseason finale as they went up against the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. The preseason game did not end well for the Lakers as they were subjected to a humiliating blowout defeat the game ended 133-86 to the Kings – but things were worse than the scoreboard suggested.
It was only in the first quarter of the game that Russell Westbrook had to go off with a hamstring injury, further piling misery on the Lakers. Westbrook, who was deemed to start the game from the bench for the first time since his rookie season in 2008/09, came onto the court with only seven minutes to go – but his stay on the court was short-lived as he pulled his left hamstring.
The NBA veteran limped off the court into the dressing room by the end of the first quarter, piling further misery on an injury-hit Lakers backcourt who are also missing new signing Dennis Schröder because of a broken finger. The injury comes across as unfortunate and unlucky for the Lakers, however, there are a few conspiracy theories doing the rounds on social media.
And NBA analyst Skip Bayless has yet again, come up with a theory of his own.
What Lakers conspiracy theory has Skip Bayless come out with?
Bayless has come up with a theory that suggests that Westbrook going off the court with an injury might have been premeditated.
The NBA analyst took to his Twitter following the incident to write: “Weird Westbrook development: On the night he was reportedly demoted to the second team, he exited the game with what the team said is a hamstring injury … though it was unclear when he hurt it. Hmmm. And so it begins.” Bayless’ controversial tweet sparked plenty of discourse on social media yet again.
The extent of Westbrook’s injury and the time he will face on the sideline is yet to be known, but Russ will certainly miss the opening night clash with the Golden State Warriors on October 18.