Los Angeles guard Russell Westbrook hasn't been a good shooter throughout his career. What we also know, is that Westbrook has been one of the most entertaining and productive players in the NBA.
But still, he's prone to some cold shooting stretches. He's currently in a shooting slump of 8-for-40 over his last three games, two of which resulted in Lakers losses. On Wednesday night, Westbrook went 2-for-14 from the field and 0-for-5 from 3-point range in the Lakers' 125-116 road loss to the Sacramento Kings. He shot so poorly that the Kings' game ops team at the Golden 1 Center decided to play an audio clip of the 1977 Foreigner classic, "Cold as Ice" every time Westbrook missed.
Whenever a Westbrook shot caromed off the rim, "You're as coooooold as ice" reverberated throughout the arena. The Kings also trolled Westbrook with his name and image on the jumbotron prior to tipoff with the title, "Ice Cold Player of the Game." Comical as it may have been to some, the Kings will not be allowed to continue the bit, according to Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 in Sacramento.
As much fun as it was to see a visiting player like Russell Westbrook of the Lakers last night identified as the “Cold as Ice” player of the game, a source with the NBA tells me that the bit used by the Kings will not be allowed to continue.
Westbrook looks to rebound this Saturday against the Denver Nuggets.
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