Zaza Pachulia Says Whenever Russell Westbrook Wants to Throw Hands, He’s Ready


Thursday night at Oracle started out as a basketball game, but midway through it turned into a football game as Warriors center ZaZa Pachulia put OKC Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook down on the court with a forearm tackle. (Not really.)

After the game, Westbrook promised to get his revenge the next time they see each other.

“He hit me kind of hard, but it’s all right,” Westbrook continued. “I’m going to get his a– back. Straight up.”

Then came the kicker, when Westbrook was asked about if he’d noticed Pachulia standing over him after committing the foul.

“No,” he said. “I didn’t see that until just now, but I don’t play that game.

“I’m going to get his a– back. … I don’t know when it’s going to be, but I don’t play that game.”

ZaZa made it clear once he heard the comments that he isn’t scared.  He even said whenever Russ wants to throw down, they can go anytime.

“I was there, so whatever I did, it was me,” Pachulia said. “I’m in charge for my behavior.”

As for Westbrook’s comments? Well, Pachulia didn’t hesitate.

“Bring it on,” he said. “Bring it on.

“I’ll be there. I’ll be in OKC, too, so whenever he wants, my pleasure. My pleasure.”

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