Things got a little too out of hand during an OKC game.
Russell Westbrook proved that he is NOT one to mess with. The Oklahoma City Thunder played against the Utah Jazz for their last matchup of the regular season on Monday. Given the teams’ tense history, something was bound to happen.
Last season, Westbrook slapped a phone out of fan’s hands in OKC’s loss to Utah. Now, a new incident has athletes calling for more protection for players. In the recorded incident, Westbrook is seen cursing out and threatening a heckling fan and his wife.
“I promise you. You think I’m playing? I swear to God. I swear to God. I’ll f*** you up. You and your wife. I’ll f*** you up. … I promise you. [On] everything I love — everything I love. I promise you.”
After the game, Westbrook explained his reaction to the fan’s extremely “disrespectful” comment.
“Somebody in the stands told me to get down on your knees like you’re used to and for me that’s just completely disrespectful. To me, I think it’s racial, I think it’s just inappropriate,” Westbrook said, as he highlighted his respectful history. “As for beating up his wife, I’ve never put my hand on a woman. I never will. Never been in any domestic violence before and never have,” he said.
Lucky for everyone, the fan was escorted out of the game and OKC won 98-89.
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