Things got heated in Utah on Monday night between a Jazz fan and Thunder star Russell Westbrook. A little trashtalking went too far and Wesbrook was caught on video threatening a Jazz fan and his wife with violence.
Things get heated between Russell Westbrook and Utah Jazz fans again. “I’ll f*ck you up. You and your wife,” he says. Not sure what these fans said to him, but he also had issues with Jazz fans during the postseason. pic.twitter.com/LquwRmLVNy
— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) March 12, 2019
Something the fan said had to really upset Westbrook for him to react like that. According to Westbrook it was a racial jab that set him off.
Russell Westbrook says the comment from the Jazz fan that set him off was: “Get down on your knees like you’re used to.” pic.twitter.com/i0vIlblSwJ
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) March 12, 2019
The fan who was in the receiving end of Westbrook’s threats spoke to the media and told his side of things. He claims there were no swear words or anything that would prompt that type of reaction.
Shane Keisel, the Jazz fan who was involved in a verbal altercation with Russell Westbrook during the Jazz loss to the Thunder, explains his side of what happened. @KSL5TV @kslsports #nba pic.twitter.com/ScCSRttTCg
— Jeremiah Jensen (@JJSportsBeat) March 12, 2019
As is the case most of the time, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle. But Westbrook has to have thicker skin than that and he has to know he can’t threaten fans. The NBA has no choice but to discipline him.
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