Russell Westbrook got into a heated moment with a Jazz fan at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Monday night. At some point in the second quarter, Westbrook was captured on video yelling at the fan.
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
After the game, Westbrook told Thunder teammate Patrick Patterson what the fan said to trigger Westbrook, which involved the fan telling Westbrook to, ‘get down on your knees like you used to….’
Fans can say shit about a mans family, wife, & kids.. Tell a player “Get down on your knees like your use to.” As men, what do you expect us to do? Shut up & dribble? No one is held accountable for their actions except for us. Fans are protected in every way possible but not us.
— Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt) March 12, 2019
The Jazz broadcast even interviewed the fan, who had this to say:
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
Westbrook also released a full statement about the situation later.
Full statement from Russell Westbrook on the interaction with a fan at the game tonight: pic.twitter.com/UzEfmVmEHC
— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) March 12, 2019
Russ has had a bad history with fans in Utah, and it culminated last season in the playoffs. Should these two teams match up in the postseason again, Jazz fans will surely do their best.