Lakers' Kent Bazemore: I admire Russell Westbrook's energy



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Lakers' Kent Bazemore: I admire Russell Westbrook's energy

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kent Bazemore is excited about playing alongside Russell Westbrook as he absolutely loves how the 2017 NBA MVP leaves it all on the court. “Being amongst Russ’ energy every day,” Bazemore began to explain, per Lakers Nation.

“LeBron you know how he can see the floor. I’ve always admired that about him. I said earlier I got caught in a lot of mental and physical pain throughout my career, so I’m looking forward to being on the same side with him trying to get the job done."

The Lakers have a superstar trio in Westbrook, LeBron James and Anthony Davis. “I think we’re definitely one of the favorites this year. A lot of people want to talk about our age, but this game is a man’s game, and experience is key.

Experience is something that you can’t buy. You got to live with the ups and downs in this league," Bazemore noted. “Only the strong survive, and I feel like we have a very, very strong team even down to the younger guys.

Talen Horton-Tucker, Kendrick Nunn. Big fan of his. Lefty undrafted guy. Malik Monk. He was in Charlotte for the past couple of seasons, but I think with the right people around him, he can become a very special talent."

Westbrook agrees with Bazemore

Westbrook is hoping to positively impact the Lakers and make the game easier for his teammates.

“Yeah, man, it’s amazing,” Westbrook said, per Lakers Nation. “The roster’s great. A bunch of guys that I’ve already known previously, which is even better. And I’m more excited just to like I said before, I’m always interested in as I come into the season, always looking the roster and figuring out how I can make other guys better, and it’s as simple as that.

“I want to be able to leave an impact on people when they either play with me or come across me in a positive way. I’ll find ways to do that with that roster, but I’m looking forward to getting together with all the guys and figuring it out”.

Westbrook also believes the Lakers are one of the teams in the NBA and he fears no other team. “To be honest, my mindset is I never really worry about no other team. To be honest, we only can control what’s in our locker room and how we’re able to compete and go out. I put our team up against anybody. That’s where I stand with that," Wesbrook noted.