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Russell Westbrook’s breakup with James Harden off to bad start


#Life away from #James #Harden hasn’t included any wins yet for #Russell #Westbrook.

#Westbrook’s #Wizards are off to an 0-4 start after #Tuesday night’s dispiriting 115-107 home loss to the woeful #Bulls.

#Westbrook forced his way out of #Houston this offseason, amid frustrations with his role as #Harden’s running mate and with how the team catered to #Harden.

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“When adversity hits, it’s a true measurement of who you are as a man,” #Westbrook told reporters after the game. “To have a little adversity early on, that’s okay. #Stick to your principles, stick to what you know, continue to lead and stay positive and that’s something that I’m going to continue to emphasize to our guys. #It’s a long season and we’re going to figure it out.”

The #Wizards were a trendy pick in the #Eastern #Conference after #Westbrook was sent to the #Wizards in exchange for #John #Wall and a first-round pick. #Westbrook sat out the second game in back-to-back matchups with the #Magic last week, but has recorded a triple-double in each of the three games he has played in.

The former MVP was seen looking dejected on the bench after the defeat by #Chicago, then posted an inspirational quote from #Martin #Luther #King #Jr. on #Instagram.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy,” #Westbrook wrote.

#Harden and the #Rockets are also winless, starting their season with losses to the #Blazers and #Nuggets after their opener was postponed because too many players were sidelined due to COVID-19 protocols.

#Wall was one of those players and has yet to make his #Houston debut after looking healthy in the preseason. #Wall had not played in two years after undergoing heel surgery to remove bone spurs and subsequently rupturing his #Achilles during a fall at home in #January 2019.

#Harden also wants to be dealt away from the #Rockets, with the #Nets and 76ers among possible trade destinations.

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