Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James: I told Russell Westbrook to text me later



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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James: I told Russell Westbrook to text me later

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James told Russell Westbrook to text him after the New York Knicks game so they could speak. Westbrook was benched for overtime against the Knicks and it was the second time that it happened this year.

The first benching happend two weeks ago during the Indiana Pacers game. The Lakers went on to beat the Knicks 122-115 without Westbrook in the lineup. "I just told him to text me later," James said of his postgame conversation with Westbrook, according to ESPN.

"I told him to keep going, to stop second-guessing himself during the game. There were a couple of times where he had good looks, second-guessed himself and a couple times where he had some drives and he had them and second-guessed himself.

He's an instinctive player and he should never, what he's done in this league, he should never second-guess himself if he's put the work in -- and he's put the work in. So I just told him to just hit me later."

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"And I don't need to harp on what we need to say to him. I mean, he's a big-time player. And I have the utmost confidence in his ability, not only for this team but for himself, individually," James added.

Westbrook finished the game with five points on a 1-of-10 shooting, had six assists and four turnovers. "It happens," Westbrook said. "I missed some shots that I normally make. Like I said, I don't want to keep making it about me.

When I play bad, you guys ask me a s--- ton of questions. And then when I shoot the ball well, I don't hear too many of those questions. So I don't want to keep making it about me and what I'm doing. We won the game and that's the most important part."