The REAL Reason the Rockets WON the Russell Westbrook John Wall Trade


The REAL Reason the Rockets WON the Russell Westbrook John Wall Trade
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  • Mike Korzemba
    Mike KorzembaΠριν μήνα

    Hey guys, I was editing this video quickly and accidentally left in that John Wall and Cousins won the National Championship... I know I messed that up and that they lost in the Elite 8. Please forgive me, was an honest mistake- Mike

  • Charles Kummerer

    Charles Kummerer

    Πριν 20 ημέρες

    @Break Desire Oh, so you're a troll. Got it.

  • Break Desire

    Break Desire

    Πριν 21 ημέρα

    @Charles Kummerer two players who did nothing with their career they were just good thanks for proving my point

  • Charles Kummerer

    Charles Kummerer

    Πριν 23 ημέρες

    @Break Desire Dennis Rodman was the greatest defender of all time and bill walton is arguably one of the greatest college basketball players ever. Horrible comparison

  • Break Desire

    Break Desire

    Πριν 24 ημέρες

    @Charles Kummerer Dennis Rodman bill walton there are tons of people who averaged less did less with their careers and still made it Derrick rose i agree with even though he very well could’ve and probably would’ve been the best pg in the league had he stayed healthy but John wall has had an amazing career so far with one of the worst teams in the league he will be in the hall of fame when it’s all said and done if you watched him you would know that teams would literally have to change their zones when playing the wizards and john wall has had no good teammates to make them a title contender so the fact that contending teams had to switch up there game plan to go against the wizards should just tell you how deadly the guy was on offense not to mention his defense guy could do it on all ends of the court and he still has some gas left in the tank guys scored 10,000+ points 5,800+ assists more than any wizards player in franchise history your so blinded by the little things you’re not seeing his personal accolades guy will make in into the hall of fame hands down!

  • Charles Kummerer

    Charles Kummerer

    Πριν 28 ημέρες

    @Break Desire If his career ended today, he's still not getting in. Same applies to Derrick Rose. Wall was electric in his prime, but he never did enough and he never did anything in the playoffs

  • Jaboree Jones
    Jaboree JonesΠριν ημέρα

    Who wouldn’t say Houston rocket Westbrook can’t make a shot after being dared to shoot and he just truly want to be a stat leader

  • 75 aces
    75 acesΠριν 7 ημέρες

    Good call, Mike!

  • Kazaam88
    Kazaam88Πριν 8 ημέρες

    Russell... come back to OKC where your heart belongs :)

  • Wordwizard
    WordwizardΠριν 16 ημέρες

    Wall has been injured longer than MJ's first retirement. Not kidding

  • Joseph Stalin
    Joseph StalinΠριν 19 ημέρες

    Derrick Rose: I'm the most injury prone player John Wall: no I am : amateurs Both: what was that punk Kevin Love: I Said AMATEURS

  • Joseph Stalin
    Joseph StalinΠριν 19 ημέρες

    Let's trade brick for 1 achilies man

  • The Piston Palace
    The Piston PalaceΠριν 19 ημέρες

    cap cap cap cap

  • Jeremy Johnson
    Jeremy JohnsonΠριν 23 ημέρες

    John wall and DeMarcus cousins didnt win a championship at UK. Anthony dacis' team won a chip.

  • Alex
    AlexΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Wall is no doubt comeback player of the year

  • Dan Williams
    Dan WilliamsΠριν 27 ημέρες

    Poor Russell...dude has phenomenal talent but is a black hole... and I'm not referring to his shot blocking ability. Wherever he goes he sucks the life away while simultaneously having to have the most attention. He's the NBA equivalent of Terrell Owens with less of a mouth

  • Dyllon Isaacs
    Dyllon IsaacsΠριν 29 ημέρες

    Am I the only one that thinks John wall and kemba walker looks alike? 😅 Quality video Mike 🙏

  • mDizzle The 2nd
    mDizzle The 2ndΠριν μήνα


  • realitsjoe
    realitsjoeΠριν μήνα

    The wizards fucked up BIG TIME.

  • Ed L
    Ed LΠριν μήνα

    Hot take. Westbrook averages a triple double again

  • Secret IIIXXVI
    Secret IIIXXVIΠριν μήνα

    no one win that trade yet until those guys traded do something the other guy couldn't do

  • Kelvin Twum
    Kelvin TwumΠριν μήνα

    From the way you talking clearly u have a favorite side u not fair what ever u said was BS

  • Infinit Zero
    Infinit ZeroΠριν μήνα

    Most of you don't get it. With Wall and Cousins being from the same college program, and a systems coach like Silas, they can get more out the Rockets than that street ball they'll play with Brook, and Beal. It takes a system to win in the pros, when you have 2 people who just dunk all the time, you ain't going no where. I'm a Rockets fan, so can we trade Harden already. We need that money and space to build a team for John.😂😂😂😂😂😂😂. I can finally say, Harden ain't winning💩.

  • Reereez4795
    Reereez4795Πριν μήνα

    Wait, Bradley Beal wanted Wall out of WAS? Completely missed that bit of news, and clearly just finished watching this video a week after it came out

  • Chris Oliver Santos
    Chris Oliver SantosΠριν μήνα

    Mike Korzemba your opinion is trash like YOU. Keep hatin on Russ

  • Nomis Fürste
    Nomis FürsteΠριν μήνα

    I Love The Beal- Russ Fit😊😍😍

  • AD1
    AD1Πριν μήνα

    The Demarcus Cousins that John Wall played with in Kentucky has nothing to do with NBA Demarcus Cousins. He was a role player in college. Calipari didn't let him do shit.

  • AD1
    AD1Πριν μήνα

    Don't get excited about Boogie. He's possibly the most talented Center of all time and still has all that skill.... BUT his body is done. It's a shame, but a fact.

  • Bogdan Sandru
    Bogdan SandruΠριν μήνα

    You got so many things wrong on this. One, Beal and Wall have never had beef, and I know for a fact that Beal would not demand or ask for Wall to be traded. Secondly, the hate on Russell has gone way overboard. While his playing style might not be considered a "winning" one in terms of playoffs and championship, every single time he has played with superstars (KD, Playoff P, Harden) he has never hurt them, and in many instances has improved their play. Even with a ball dominant player like uhmmm Harden, who is more ball dominant than Beal, you saw that it did not detract from Harden's play. Two, Westbrook is also a great teammate in the locker room, even though the media tries to tell you otherwise. Now, let's go to the Rockets. Wall is a great player but he is not only coming off an Achilles injury and for a player who relies on athleticism that can be really difficult to come back from, he also has not played in NBA level competition in two years! I don't care about the off season workout vids and scrimmages/runs. Even your fringe NBA player will look like they are dominating those because again they are really good at this. But once the NBA season starts, that's a different grind. Wall will need months to get back into the action, speed and physicality of the play. I have no doubt he will regain some his play but it would have taken too long and the Wizards could not have waited that long. Their goal is to do everything to keep Beal in DC, and another playoff miss would not have accomplished that. The Russ/Beal backcourt (best backcourt in the league with the unfortunate news with Klay), will make the Wiz a playoff team for sure.

  • K11_LSK
    K11_LSKΠριν μήνα

    Houston rockets are going to be a very scary team this season

  • G Money
    G MoneyΠριν μήνα

    There’s a reason to pick a natural point guard over a score first. It’s because when only one guy touches the ball on a possession how do you expect a team to ever perform. Magic Isaiah, and Stockton played team basketball. I don’t believe Russel Westbrook has since his KD days.

  • G Money
    G MoneyΠριν μήνα

    J Wall is a great real point guard not a do everything guy. I think the rockets made the right call.

  • Jarod Gramata
    Jarod GramataΠριν μήνα

    is this even a question? Russ won the MVP while Wall won nothing. Russ lives in the Playoffs while Wall made it 4 time only. Ya'll just hater of Russ because of the way he plays the game and u only love Wall now because he has better character than Russ.

  • Blake Hansen
    Blake HansenΠριν μήνα

    I'd love watching Simmons + Wall. More so than Harden and him. Unfortunately Philly won't let Ben and other assets go easily now that you know who's in charge.

  • Boxhead KJ
    Boxhead KJΠριν μήνα

    How can you say the Rockets won this trade when Westbrook is a first ballot hall of famer and Wall has only made 1 all NBA team in his entire career? Westbrook has more season of solid production in the future than an injury prone Wall will. Westbrook is now one of the best PGs in the east while Wall is barely top-10. WIZARDS WIN BY A LANDSLIDE!!!

  • Ultra_ Paradis
    Ultra_ ParadisΠριν μήνα

    Based on the information I’ve been seeing on the rockets I’m saying it right now that there gonna make it past the first round

  • K-Unity Lo
    K-Unity LoΠριν μήνα

    They never won a national championship together. 🥱

  • KevvOg Gaming
    KevvOg GamingΠριν μήνα

    Westbrook dropped so many bricks it became a Wall

  • Geee Santana
    Geee SantanaΠριν μήνα

    Tbh the rockets wouldve won the trade just by getting a first round pick.

  • Drippy bot C463
    Drippy bot C463Πριν μήνα

    The people that got Russell Westbrook got scammed because he’s a Selfish player and he’s going to make the system of the team not work out

  • Drippy bot C463
    Drippy bot C463Πριν μήνα

    The people that got Russell Westbrook got scammed

  • JusRuiner
    JusRuinerΠριν μήνα

    i kinda feel like they threw westbrook’s career away

  • John Szczerba
    John SzczerbaΠριν μήνα

    What makes you think Wall can ever stay healthy ever again? His legs are done. It's gonna be one injury after another from the grind of a NBA season. Who cares how good he looks in workout videos? Please just stop

  • Kombatman 2003 YT
    Kombatman 2003 YTΠριν μήνα

    Houston already has a big 4 unless harden gets traded, which better not happen or I’ll be upset

  • Kombatman 2003 YT
    Kombatman 2003 YTΠριν μήνα

    I hope this trade was worth it for Houston

  • Robb Noble
    Robb NobleΠριν μήνα

    Rockets should trade harden. He shouldnt be a factor in this. He's too ball dominant to let Wall shine, and the fact that he doesnt want to be there is going to lead to an even lower effort level and destroy team chemistry. Rockets need to get real about what they can get for him. See if they can get Porter and Lavine and maybe a 1st rounder from the bulls for him. Other options are out there but they need to make something happen.

  • JimBrownski
    JimBrownskiΠριν μήνα

    So They won getting a guy who hasn't played in 2 years? Yeah, okay this makes total sense.....Totally......#Yeahright

  • A D
    A DΠριν μήνα

    The Wizards are going to win 50 games though.

  • 3rdeye Mind
    3rdeye MindΠριν μήνα

    Wall and Cousins= Achilles brothers

  • It’s ye boi No last name
    It’s ye boi No last nameΠριν μήνα

    This man will do anything to hate on Westbrook😂

  • Neville searchwell
    Neville searchwellΠριν μήνα

    I wont lie I wanted to see the wall and beal show, Westbrook beal hachimura bertains Danny and a supporting cast, but they need a center rim protector.

  • Miguel Vazquez
    Miguel VazquezΠριν μήνα

    What player has come back 100% from an Achilles injury.

  • Jay Westfall
    Jay WestfallΠριν μήνα

    Yo, can’t wait for their dynamic duo cards to come out😂

  • Lets Game Jeremy
    Lets Game JeremyΠριν μήνα

    420k wow and I just got done smoking. Have a beautiful day everyone

  • Sid Henry
    Sid HenryΠριν μήνα

    Russell needed his own team. DC is that team, and Hachimura is his sidekick and there is the tandem that will bring stars to DC

    MIGGYME1Πριν μήνα

    Lmao They won a national title together.....ok buddy.

  • Jakecaseyy
    JakecaseyyΠριν μήνα

    Why won’t the rockets just get a pro style point guard they keep putting ball dominate players with harden

  • 75 aces
    75 acesΠριν μήνα

    Wall's playmaking is one of my favorite things to watch, so I'm hoping for a good recovery, but it's awfully optimistic that he'll play strong for the 3 years left on his contract. Or not get injured again.

  • EST1996
    EST1996Πριν μήνα

    Sorry but wizards won the trade wall and harden both need the ball I still think rockets are a playoff team but Westbrook and Beal are the perfect duo Beal is a catch and shoot type player can move off ball and Westbrook the slashing playmaker wizards most definitely are going to be in the playoffs KD and Westbrook both in the east I like it

  • Theo Wood
    Theo WoodΠριν μήνα

    Beal didn’t ask for Wall to be traded bro

  • Food for Thought TV
    Food for Thought TVΠριν μήνα

    Can’t listen to all rumors, Beal and Wall are close, the front office wanted Wall out because of age and injuries

  • Nandarr389 _
    Nandarr389 _Πριν μήνα

    I hope john wall does great, i really didn't like westbrook. He was just careless with the ball and sucks ass in the playoffs.

  • Daniel Rios
    Daniel RiosΠριν μήνα

    I stopped supporting the Rockets when they got the BallHog Westbrook, thank God we got rid of him, even if Wall gets hurt again and doesn't play one game getting rid of Westbrook is a W

  • Thomas Navejas
    Thomas NavejasΠριν μήνα

    Quit dissin Russ hes guaranteed production and never gets injured, gonna miss his style and tenacity in Houston but with Harden Boogie & Wall its gonna be a fun and hopefully they can get Harden onboard!

  • Palace
    PalaceΠριν μήνα

    I thought wall, Bledsoe, and cousins didn’t win a championship in college.

    TSU SURF LAWYERΠριν μήνα

    Wall definitely has a chip to get off his shoulder NOW

  • Da90da9
    Da90da9Πριν μήνα

    @ mikekorzemba do something on Reggie lewis

  • John Thomas
    John ThomasΠριν μήνα

    Harden doesn’t need a pg!! He’s to ball dominate!!

  • Kevin Bing
    Kevin BingΠριν μήνα

    Lmao you wilding! Wall hasn’t played in two years and got traded for an all nba 3 team player.

  • Kenneth Woodberry
    Kenneth WoodberryΠριν μήνα

    You don't layoff two years and get younger. Also Wall demands the ball just as much as Westbrook. Looks like same problem new team for both.

  • Evan Atwood
    Evan AtwoodΠριν μήνα

    As a Wizards fan, this is the most great and horrible I’ve ever felt about a trade, kinda wish they would’ve kept John Wall. Side note: I kinda wish Russ would’ve gone to Toronto

  • par73 goldengod90
    par73 goldengod90Πριν μήνα

    Mike, I think you’re overevaluating bradley beal, you’re acting like he’s so desperate to be a ball dominant guard when the reality is that was consistently the wizards best option with no wall available. Then the way you’re talking, it’s like you aren’t making an argument beal a better player than westbrook, that it’s already been decided, but I don’t believe that at all. Beal and westbrook will work well, beal doesn’t need to be as ball dominant as harden. Harden almost mvp of the league past few years, of course that won’t work with westbrook. Does beal have same pedigree as harden? No. If beal serious about his love for washington, he’ll take a backseat when needed and come up big when called upon. He’ll have his best year, alongside westbrook and with less usage potentially. This season for beal, it’s all about beal redefining his efficiency as a player. They have no excuse not to make the playoffs with this season, THE HEAT IS ON for the wizards !

  • Ninja Channel
    Ninja ChannelΠριν μήνα

    Great vid. So caught up in the Wall Westbrook thing I completely missed the Wall Cousins reunion. Even if Cousins is 80% of his former self that's still a 19 and 10 center who can shoot from everywhere.

  • Dec0y 0ctopus
    Dec0y 0ctopusΠριν μήνα

    But it's DeMarcus cousins even healthy

  • LukeTheFluke
    LukeTheFlukeΠριν μήνα

    Westbrook is just not the same player anymore. Bradley is not going to gel with westbrook. It's the same situation as in houston. Except when russ was in houston it was clear harden was the number one option.

  • Travis Travis
    Travis TravisΠριν μήνα

    Wizards win. Firstly Houston pic up another point guard. They never needed another point guard. It didn't work with Chris Paul, It obviously didn't work with Westbrook so what do they do...they sign another pointguard. One that isn't known for being a great shooter or great off the ball player and one that hasn't played for 2 years. This is potentially one of the dumbest trades they could have done considering their recent history. Would not a wing or a stretch 4 type player have been a smarter option? Wizards win this trade easily.

  • Maleta Zama
    Maleta ZamaΠριν μήνα

    Don't worry the rockets look scary every season

  • Jay-Quallin Bbalake
    Jay-Quallin BbalakeΠριν μήνα

    Every time you get rid of Westbrick you win, period! No debate or discussion needed 😂😂


  • Yariv Simhony
    Yariv SimhonyΠριν μήνα

    I think k the wizards won the trade

  • Kevin Serrano
    Kevin SerranoΠριν μήνα

    Mike said it best, Russ just averaged 5 more points than the year before, 5% better field goal percentage and on top of that he wasn’t the first option on the rockets and STILL had no trade value. That’s telling....Wall hasn’t played in nearly two yrs, and they have similar play styles. The rockets seen what we’ve been saying for years, they can’t win with that roster. They just keep plugging in new pgs and now they are building in the frontcourt what they should’ve been doing. I honestly believe wall is a better true floor general then Russ obviously, but this could be just what Houston needs and u add in his boy Cousins who could definitely contribute even tho his last few years have been pisspoor on and off the court. Watch out for John Wall, I said the other day I’d rather have him then Kyrie and people looked at me stupid. Bone Spurs in the feet and knees and he produced at that level?! That’s insane, it’s hard living a everyday life like that, let alone 35 minutes running full court.

  • Mike
    MikeΠριν μήνα

    Wall is a monster

  • Cloud Wolf
    Cloud WolfΠριν μήνα

    Imagine a Wizards vs Nets playoff matchup.. Eastbrook vs KD again!

  • Daven Ivory
    Daven IvoryΠριν μήνα

    Bruh I don’t know why people keep saying Beal wanted John traded they both said that all that talk was not true. This man Bradley Beal was about to cry about John Wall being traded and if u watch all the smoke podcasts John speak every highly about his brother Bradley Beal. So can everybody quit said that dumb shit

  • Jacob VanBibber
    Jacob VanBibberΠριν μήνα

    I hope Wall and Cousins both play well. I really do

  • killerjay47
    killerjay47Πριν μήνα

    Russ should have been in Miami

  • J Sparky
    J SparkyΠριν μήνα

    Westbrick is a cancer player

  • Don’t 4T Me Blog
    Don’t 4T Me BlogΠριν μήνα

    This is clearly a Rockets page. Westbrook going to prove everyone wrong. Can’t even believe he’s being compared to wall.

  • Thunder Up
    Thunder UpΠριν μήνα

    Westbrook gets so much hate

  • Jay Todd
    Jay ToddΠριν μήνα

    Russ needs a coach he respects and trusts or he will always b the same player...Wall is a true PG & I can see him and Harden getting it done

  • Antonio Maxwell
    Antonio MaxwellΠριν μήνα

    Thank you somebody other than myself still recognize D Cousins

  • Demons9Dont9Dance9
    Demons9Dont9Dance9Πριν μήνα

    After coming off an injury like the one Wall had I figured they wouldn't expect him to push himself as hard so with Beal stepping up big they had the perfect situation in Washington.

  • The Admiral
    The AdmiralΠριν μήνα

    well at least Kelly Oubre is gone from DC..him and Russ would never have meshed

  • Grant Draper
    Grant DraperΠριν μήνα

    Still not making the WCF. Woops.

  • Peace Tkwgo
    Peace TkwgoΠριν μήνα

    Great trade for both Bradley Beal n Westbrook with be the best back court in the east...And on the other hand Wall n Harden n Cousins gone be great...

  • Collin B
    Collin BΠριν μήνα

    Westbrook and Beal? I give it a year

  • Michael Chan
    Michael ChanΠριν μήνα

    Although Westbrook close to avg 10 assists in the past couple of seasons, but he is not a good passer. I think Jason Williams (white chocolate )said it before that “a willing passer does not equal to a good passer”. Westbrook just turned the ball too much in critical moments.

  • Rhymeor Reason
    Rhymeor ReasonΠριν μήνα

    Bradley beal wasnt trying to get Wall traded. Youre quote from him literally proved that. Beal wanted the wizards to build around him. The wizards didnt have enough money to get another bonafide star to DC. They were afraid of losing Beal, their new franchise player. So when Westbrook became available, they switched up on Wall. I believe Wall got mad because the front office made it seem like they wanted him there, but soon as Westbrook was available, they changed their minds on Wall because Westbrook isnt coming off injury and is a proven superstar, no question marks about what theyd be gettin with him. Wall probably also wanted to leave because Washington wouldnt make DC2DC happen. Bc how convenient that Wall and Cousins reunite the second he leaves Washington. Wall was rubbed the wrong way by ppl in the organization, and the bigs wigs were skeptical of him, not to mention already mad at him for the gang sign video. Couple that with Houston/ Westbrooks agent literally begging the Wizards to make the trade. so it just made the most sense for the teams to make the trade. You dont think Beal wanted Wall in DC? You dont think they wanted to run it back after all the (false) crap they heard about their relationship and frankly the disrespect they received? Cmon bro. This video was hard to watch ngl cuz it just sounds illogical. I dont think anyone liked this trade, it just had to get done.

  • Jonathan
    JonathanΠριν μήνα

    Westbrook with shooters and a teammate who can play off the ball. Rockets end up with two players doing off of career altering injuries. Wizards return to being a playoff team with and all nba caliber point guard who will also elevate Bradley Beal. Rockets have a guard who won’t be an all star in the west. Wizards win

  • Raphael Angelo Penuliar
    Raphael Angelo PenuliarΠριν μήνα

    I'm excited too seeing jwall and Cousins at the bench side for the whole season because of an injury lol hahaha

  • Kerri Ramler
    Kerri RamlerΠριν μήνα

    Accurate , but if Wall stays healthy, and Westbrook plays how he can in the past, each can be a MVP candidate, all depends who turns on the gas this year, to see who won...

  • Carson Rupp
    Carson RuppΠριν μήνα

    Simplifying the video in two words. THEY DIDN'T!

  • Mar Mac
    Mar MacΠριν μήνα

    Only one player that came off an Achilles tear ever averaged 20ppg in their career again...Dominque. Let that sink in. KD will be the next not John Wall. His game isn’t conducive to get easy buckets and not efficient enough.

  • Dave Jace
    Dave JaceΠριν μήνα

    John wall is good player, but he still is not Russel😔😔😔

  • Jonathan Lin
    Jonathan LinΠριν μήνα

    7:25 So the Rockets WON because they now have two giant question marks?