Russell Westbrook's first couple of games in purple and gold haven't gone as well as he'd hoped, but the new Los Angeles Lakers guard isn't losing sleep over the rough start.

"I'm OK with adversity, honestly," Westbrook told ESPN's Dave McMenaminSaturday. "I never panic throughout the course of a season. Especially at the start of the season. There's really no need to. The season is too long and nobody is winning nothing right now.

Westbrook, 32, struggled to find his rhythm in the Lakers' season opener, putting up just eight points on 30.8% shooting from the floor along with five rebounds and four assists in a loss to the Golden State Warriors. Following the game, he received some positive reinforcement from teammates LeBron James and Anthony Davis.