Russell Westbrook net worth 2022: Lakers star says coming off the bench led to injury

Russell Westbrook blames hamstring injury on preseason benching.

The Lakers star came off the bench in the preseason finale.

Before this season, Russell Westbrook had come off the bench just 17 times in his NBA career.

He started opening night for the Los Angeles Lakers.

The new head coach Darvin Ham made him a reserve for the 18th time in the team's preseason finale against the Sacramento Kings.

After his opening night loss to the Golden State Warriors, he claimed that he believed the benching was responsible for the injury.

Russell Westbrook is an American professional basketball player with a net worth of $200 million in 2022.

His base salary is $44 million and he earns millions more every year from endorsements.

In 2017, Westbrook was named the NBA Most Valuable Player and an NBA All-Star Game MVP twice. He has even been an NBA All-Star 8 times