Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook tells a fan to “shut the fuck up,” adding a burst of anti-fan vulgarity to a weekend game that all but guarantees him a claim as the NBA’s least-gracious player.
The cellphone video that emerged online Monday shows Westbrook cursing out a fan during the Thunder’s win over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff series on Saturday.
“I’m not even talking to you bro. Just sit down with your wife and shut the fuck up,” Westbrook says on the sideline. He appears to be responding to a fan’s comments, but it’s unclear why he and several teammates were there.
Moments earlier, teammate Kevin Durant had been ejected for a flagrant foul in the final minute of the game. Durant was later fined $15,000.
During the same game, Westbrook cursed at a different fan during the third quarter, which got him slapped with a $25,000 fine by the NBA. Westbrook shouted “fuck you” at the fan after he was fouled by the Mavericks’ Salah Mejri.
The Thunder are up 4 to 1 in the series, with Game 5 played on Monday.
Westbrook, is down $25,000. So far.