Russell Westbrook Goes Off On Utah Fans After Slapping At A Fan’s Phone
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Friday marked the end of Russell Westbrook’s stat-busting season and possibly the “OKC Big 3.” The one-man show scored 46 points — 34 more than Melo (7) and Paul George (5) combined — in a losing effort against Donovan Mitchell (38) and the Utah Jazz.
As Westbrook was leaving the court after the loss, he swiped at the phone of a Utah Jazz fan leaning over the rail. He then exchanged a few words with the fan before security stepped in.
After the game, Westbrook had a few more words to say when asked about the confrontation.
“I didn’t confront fans; fans confronted me,” Said Westbrook, who also had an exchange with a fan at halftime. “Here in Utah, man, a lot of disrespectful, vulgar things are said to the players here with these fans. It’s truly disrespectful. Talk about your families, your kids. It’s truly disrespectful to the game, man. I think it’s something that needs to be brought up. I’m tired of just going out and playing, then the fans saying whatever the hell they want to say. I’m not with that. If I was on the street, they wouldn’t just come up to me and say anything crazy, because I don’t play that shit. So, to disrespect me and do whatever they want to do needs to be put to a stop, especially here in Utah.”
Westbrook has had a couple of incidents with fans in the past. The last one was just a couple of months ago, when this idiot fan got right in the face of Westbrook.
His most amusing incident with a fan was back in 2016, when he created the “who’s man is this?” meme in response to a guy giving him the middle finger.
Then there’s this 2014 incident with a fan acting real tough because he knows Westbrook isn’t going to pull a Ron Artest or Vernon Maxwell.