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Russell Westbrook Tells Clippers Fan to “Watch Your Mouth N***a” (Video)
The Oklahoma City Thunder are already starting the season without reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant. Last night they took another big blow when point guard Russell Westbrook fractured his hand on the elbow of teammate Kendrick Perkins while tussling for a rebound. And depending on the severity of the fracture, it could keep Westbrook out four to eight weeks.
The silver lining, if you want to call it that? If Westbrook is injured, the fact that the NBA might suspend him for getting into a shouting match with a fan won’t hurt that much.
The incident with the fan occurred as Westbrook was heading to the locker room after sustaining his injury. It was broadcast on TNT, but without any audio:
However, one of the fans posted a video online that does have audio. And it’s not good.
At the end of the video you can very clearly hear Westbrook tell one official-looking guy in a suit, “He called me a n*****, you can’t do that sh*t.” However, as far as I can tell, after listening to the video over and over for about five minutes, Westbrook is the only person who used that particular slur.
As he is walking into the tunnel, you definitely hear somebody call him a “b*tch.” Westbrook then stops in his tracks, turns, and says “Watch your mouth, n***a!” At that point security and other stadium personnel come over to keep him moving, and he tells them “Watch it, watch it, hey, hey, hey,” while gesturing that he’s under control. Then he tells the fan one more time, “Watch your mouth.”
Then you hear a bunch of inaudible mumbling and a “f*ck” or two before Westbrook explains that somebody called him the n-word. And who knows, maybe somebody did. But the only person I hear using the word is Westbrook.
Have a look for yourself. I recommend clicking that little settings button and putting the video in HD, then watching it in fullscreen mode. Makes is much easier to see who says what:
Westbrook will be hearing from the league after this, don’t you think?
Hat Tip – [Deadspin]