By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Oklahoma City Thunder were eliminated from the playoffs on Friday night. The Utah Jazz ended the series, as they won 4-2 in Utah.
Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook had two incidents with fans. First, he got into it with a fan, as he was leaving the court during halftime.
Then, Westbrook had an incident with a fan at the end of the game. It appeared on the second incident, Westbrook wanted to go after the fan before security stepped in.
Westbrook said the fans made vulgar and disrespectful comments in Game 6.
“I didn’t confront fans; fans confronted me,” Westbrook said. “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.”
Westbrook, the reigning league MVP, attempted to walk peacefully into the tunnel following the Thunder’s 96-91 loss to the Jazz after he scored 46 points. As he was leaving the court, he slapped a fan’s cellphone, who was recording him. This was his second instance that Westbrook had with a fan, as he also had something to say to a fan, as he exited during halftime.
“I think it’s something that needs to be brought up,” he continued. “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 s—. So, to disrespect me and do whatever they want to do needs to be put to a stop, especially here in Utah.”
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