‘Most Electric Player’: Magic Johnson, Trae Young & Others React to Lakers Acquiring Russell Westbrook in a Blockbuster Trade

NBA Twitter had like an involuntary reaction to the blockbuster deal that landed Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers have been a vital part of the trade rumors and it wasn’t until recently that Washington Wizards’ Westbrook was added to the mix.

Imagine that the speculations started with LeBron James and Anthony Davis following Russell’s wife on Instagram and here we are. Given, there have been some mixed reactions to this trade. But Lakers fans are thrilled.

How did this deal happen? By trading Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Montrezl Harrell, along with their 22nd overall pick. Instead, the Lakers will get a second-round pick.

The 2017 MVP had requested an out and his preferred destination was always the Lakers. Looks like he got exactly what he wanted. Here is what some of the NBA players think about this wild trade.

Much needed change for the Lakers?

After the way the season ended for the Lakers, this has come as a ray of hope. An additional superstar will help take the offensive load off of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. And they will have someone to rely on other than those two.

Fans have been begging the franchise to get rid of Kyle Kuzma, who proved to be a liability to them last season. And now that this has happened, everyone is hoping the purple and gold to come back with a bang.

Apr 28, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) jokes with Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) after their game at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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