Russell Westbrook’s wife Nina hits back at ‘sick’ taunts after ex-Lakers star branded a ‘vampire’ –

NINA Westbrook has hit back at “sick” taunts aimed at her husband, NBA star Russell Westbrook.

The now-former Los Angeles Lakers star, 34, was traded to the Utah Jazz on deadline day.


Westbrook is a nine-time NBA All-StarCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The couple has been married since 2015


The couple has been married since 2015Credit: Getty

Following the move, ESPN’s Dave McMenamin made a less-than-complimentary comparison when discussing Westbrook leaving the Lakers, saying: “As one source told me, ‘You remove a vampire from the locker room.’

“That meaning a vampire sucks the blood out of the locker room.”

ESPN subsequently quoted McMenamin in an Instagram post, along with the caption: “The Russ-LA era is over.”

But Nina, 34, wasn’t going to let this slander slide.

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She responded: “This is just sick ESPN…

“Russell is no vampire. This is also slander because anyone who knows anything knows that this couldn’t be further from the truth.

“On a personal note, I have school aged children who have to listen to their peers repeat the nasty things that you guys say on television about their father.

“I guess I will prepare myself to explain to my 5 year old that his dad is not actually a vampire, and that major news outlets only say things like that to get attention.”

The Westbrooks are currently a family of five, with four-year-old twin daughters, Jordyn and Skye, and a five-year-old son, Noah.

Where they’ll be moving to next, however, remains uncertain.

While Westbrook was acquired by the Jazz on Thursday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski, his time in Utah may be short-lived.

Speaking on NBA Today, he explained that “Westbrook may not fit into their (Utah’s) plans for the rest of this season.”

He suggested that this could be resolved by a contract buyout or by him sitting out the season.

Wojnarowski also suggested that he feels the “least likely” outcome would be where they find a way to fit Westbrook into the mix in Utah.

Nina slammed ESPN for its coverage of Westbrook's departure from LA


Nina slammed ESPN for its coverage of Westbrook’s departure from LACredit: Instagram/Nina Westbrook
Nine and Russell have three children


Nine and Russell have three childrenCredit: Getty

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