LeBron James pushes Lakers teammates to cover Russ in leaked game audio.
In the Lakers' 130-125 win over the Clippers on Wednesday, LeBron James faced a familiar foe in Crypto.com arena.
Russell Westbrook, who was traded from the Lakers last season,
, dropped 24 points on 42% shooting in the game and it was enough to draw LeBron's attention right then and there.
In a leaked audio bit from the event, James can be heard encouraging his teammates to step up on Russ just minutes before making an impressive block on the former MVP.
“No, we’re better than that! You just take the f*ck off, you gotta guard him," LeBron told his guys.
It was a tight game down the stretch, but the Lakers were able to pull away thanks to heroics from LeBron and Anthony Davis
who dropped 27 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 blocks in 47 minutes.