Russell Westbrook Tells Fan During A Game – I’ll F**k You & Your Wife Up! After Fan Tells Him To ‘Get On His Knees Like You’re Use To’ [VIDEO]
On Monday night, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was captured on video threatening a Utah Jazz fan next to the Thunder bench. According to Westbrook, the fan told him to “get down on your knees like you’re used to,” which provoked a response from Westbrook.
In a video, you can hear the former NBA MVP’s frustration as he speaks to a bystander about the fan’s disrespect.
“I”m say one thing, I’ll f*ck him up. I promise you. You think I’m playing. I swear to God. I’ll f*ck you up. You and your wife. Nah, f*ck that!”
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
Although, there is always two sides of the story. According to the fan, Shane Keisel, it was all in good “fun.”
“He’s got to be a professional, she was sitting down the entire time. Me and him were just kind of having fun to be honest. He was smiling at one point.”
He later says,
“I’m not afraid of the guy. Come on up. But when you threaten a woman that’s 5 feet tall and 110 pounds, you’re a big man. So this guy needs to be exposed.”
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 far as actions from the NBA, according to reports, there maybe a possible suspension for Westbrook for his actions on the court during the heated discussion with Keisel.
A suspension may still be on its way for Westbrook, or at least a fine, for the verbal altercation.
Westbrook later discussed the altercation with reporters post-game. The Thunder guard says he would say the same thing over again if he had to.
“And if I had to do it again, I would say the same exact thing, because I truly will stand up for myself, for my family, for my kids, for my wife, for my mom, for my dad every single time.
Video of the rest of Russell Westbrook’s statement: “I just think that there’s got to be something done. There’s got to be some consequences for those type of people who come to the game just to say and do whatever they want to say.” pic.twitter.com/qHkg7Aa4Aw
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) March 12, 2019
As an result of the altercation, the Utah Jazz announce on Tuesday afternoon, the team has permanently banned the fan, Shane Keisel, from attending any and all games at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. In a press release, Jazz President, Steve Starks comments on the inappropriate verbal altercation.
“Everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy and play the gammon a safe, positive and inclusive environment. Offensive and abusive behavior does not reflect the values of the Miller family, our organization and the community. We all have a responsibility to respect the game of basketball and, more importantly, each other as human beings. this has always been a hallmark of our incredible fan base and should forever be our standard moving forward.”
The NBA Has also announced that Westbrook has been fined $25,000 for his direct profanity and threats to a fan, according to reports.
As previously reported, this is Westbrook’s second time in less than a month with having an issues with fans on the sidelines. In late February, Westbrook stepped slightly into the first row section and a young fan gave the 6-foot-3 guard a quick shove on the arm. After giving the kid a look, Westbrook walked over to have a conversation with the kid and his Dad. Russell ended the discussion with a quick love tap on the knee and jogged by to the court.
Westbrook after the incident in February spoke about fans having respect for the players during games.
“It’s important that they understand, kids, whoever it is, dads, moms, that they can say what they want, as long as it’s respectful, but the touching is, to me, off limits.”
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