Russell Westbrook altercation reaction & highlights. Threatens to fight fans during Oklahoma City Thunder vs Utah Jazz game.
NBA Superstar Russell Westbrook vs Jazz fans is nothing new. Russell Westbrook confronts fan and threatened two people during a break in play in the March 11, 2019 OKC Thunder vs Jazz game.
The All star Russell Westbrook yells at fan ‘I’ll f—- you up’
“I’m gonna tell you one thing. I’ll f—- him up,” Westbrook tells somebody standing off camera.”
Westbrook then turns his attention to the people at the receiving end of his ire.
“I promise you,” Westbrook continues. “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. Everything I love. Everything I love.”
The All NBA player Russell Westbrook statement to the media following the Oklahoma City Thunder win over the Utah Jazz game, the point guard said.
“The realization of it is — how it started was — a young man and his wife in the stands told me to ‘get down on my knees like you used to,’ Westbrook said. “To me that’s just completely disrespectful. To me, I think it’s racial, and I think it’s inappropriate in the sense that there’s no protection for the players.
“If I had to do it over again, I would say the exact same thing. I truly will stand up for myself and my family and my wife and my mom and my dad every single time. … As for beating up his wife, I’ve never put my hand on a woman, I never will.”
Salt Lake City’s KSL caught up with the fan who said he was on the receiving end of Westbrook’s tirade after the game. Shane Keisel called Westbrook “classless” and said he never swore at Westbrook during their interaction.
“He’s gotta be a professional. She was sitting down the entire time,” Keisel said of his wife. “It was actually kind of having fun, to be honest. He was smiling at one point.
“Russ is just F-bombing, and carrying on acting a fool down here and everybody’s getting on him … I just told him sit down and ice your knees, bro. … Then it turned into not safe for work. I never said a swear word to him.”
Keisel went on to say that his wife was never involved in the interaction.
“She never left her seat,” Keisel said. “Never said a word. Hands in her lap. Never said a single swear word to him. … He can threaten me all he wants. I was the one talking to him. But don’t threaten a woman. She’s 5 feet tall and 110 pounds, man. I mean never said a word to him. Her first NBA game, ever. Welcome to the NBA, Jen.”
Monday was not the first time Keisel has called Westbrook “classless.” He did so as well on Twitter during last year’s heated playoff series between the Jazz and Thunder.
He’s also tweeted in October that “Russell Westbrook needs to go back where he came from!! MAGA”
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