Watch: Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving get involved in a hilarious exchange before the start of Lakers vs Nets game


Russell Westbrook, the potential Sixth Man of the Year has the responsibility of leading the Los Angeles Lakers as both LeBron James and Anthony Davis are sidelined for their latest contest on Monday. Similarly, Kyrie Irving will not have Kevin Durant and Ben Simmons as he leads his Nets’ side.

Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving

However, before the mega showdown on Monday, both Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving, who are known to be great friends, got into an epic exchange. Unlike other instances, these veterans did not get into trash-talking but the most respectful exchange you’ll see on the internet today. Take a look at their dialogue below-

The two most criticized players in modern-day NBA surely know the pain of one another, perhaps something which allows them to have some ‘jolly’ moment before the mega showdown at Barclays Center.

Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving all set to lead their teams on Monday

While Irving is on the backs of a 6-game stretch where he has dropped a minimum of 30 points, Russell Westbrook is the leading contender for the Sixth Man of the Year in the 2022-23 season. With both teams missing their marquee pieces, it will be interesting to see which player leads their squad better on Monday Night.

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Thomas Bryant and Russell Westbrook

Will it be Jacque Vaughn’s side registering 4th win in Durant’s absence? Or will LA Lakers register an uncanny win? Remains to be seen.

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