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Last night during the Utah Jazz VS Oklahoma City Thunder game, Russell Westbrook went OFF on a “disrespectful” fan of the Utah Jazz.
“I’ll f*ck him up. I promise you […] I’ll f*ck you up. You and your wife. I’ll f*ck you up […] On everything I love,” Westbrook can be heard saying.
The fan who received Westbrook’s threat later stated his side of the story. Watch clip below.
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
After the game, of course the basketball player had to explain how the situation went down, stating that the fan told him, “Get down on your knees like you’re used to.”
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
Unfortunately, this is not the first time the player has had issues with Jazz fans.
“I don’t confront fans, fans confront me,” Westbrook stated back in 2018, per USA Today. “Here in Utah, man, a lot of disrespectful, vulgar things are said to the players here with these fans. It’s truly disrespectful. [They] talk about your families, your kids. It’s just a disrespect to the game and I think it’s something that needs to be brought up.”