An ESPN report cited Russell Westbrook as a “vampire” that “suck[ed] the blood out of the Lakers locker room.”
Westbrook’s wife, Nina, was not thrilled with the sentiment.
“This is just sick ESPN… Russell is no vampire,” she commented on an Instagram post. “This is also slander because anyone who knows that this couldn’t be further from the truth.”
“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,” she continued. “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.”