Russell Westbrook Didn’t Want His Teammates to Greet a Certain “B*tch Ass” Warrior Player
"Don't say what up to that b*tch ass n***a"
Russell Westbrook’s relationship with his longtime Thunder teammate Kevin Durant evaporated this past summer, when the latter opted to join Golden State’s greener pastures. Since then, they’ve been pitted against each other mercilessly by the media, and while Durant has been more vocal than Westbrook, each player has taken his share of shots at the other. After their first meeting as members of opposing teams back in November however, the coveted on-court confrontation still hadn’t happened. Last night’s game took care of that.
As the Warriors began a run that would prove to be decisive, Durant evaded Westbrook with a sharp crossover just inside the 3-point line, drove to the basket, and earned a shooting foul call. While play was dead, KD walked up to Westbrook and began jawing in his ear, to which Westbrook didn’t appear to respond kindly. (You can see that transpire at the 1:28 mark of this video.)
Elsewhere in the game, Westbrook found himself in a brief altercation with faux All-Star Zaza Pachulia, who knocked Westbrook to the ground at midcourt, then appeared to stand over and taunt the Thunder point guard. We’re positive Westbrook didn’t respond kindly to that one. In fact, after the game, he told reporters he’d be “getting [Pachulia’s] ass back for that one.”
Naturally, after those incidents and losing the game by 21, Westbrook was not in a social mood during the traditional post-game salutations. As one of his Thunder teammates, potentially Enes Kanter, went to exchange pleasantries with a Warriors player, Westbrook signaled for him to stop, saying, “Don’t say what up to that bitch ass n***a.”
Clearly the little chat didn’t change things between Russ & KD 😳😬 (NSFW) pic.twitter.com/W4B9FyGD6a
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 19, 2017
No love lost, amirite?