Westbrook has testy encounter with fans in Utah

Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets

Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets

Tonight wasn't the first time Russell Westbrook has had a heated exchange with fans in Utah.

The win was just the third in nine games for the Thunder, who beat the Jazz for the fourth time this season to sweep the season series. During his post-game interview with the press, Westbrook leaned on his reputation.

The video was captured by another fan and posted social media, going viral nearly instantly.

"As for beating up his wife, I've never put my hand on a woman".

Here is a video of Westbrook talking to the fan during the game, telling him "I'll f*** you up". "You think I'm playing?" "I'll f*ck you up". "Everything I love n--, I promise you". "You and your wife", to the Jazz fans amongst other things. I'm loved here in Oakland'.

Early in the quarter, Westbrook stood up from the bench when he felt both fans directed a racial taunt at him. But once he said the comment, and his wife repeated the same thing as well. 'We weren't expecting that.

"It's really important that we hold those people accountable, because at the end of the day, those kids are the future of this country and the future of the world". It's happened in pretty much every arena we go to.

"I've been in the game many years, I've never done anything to hurt or harm anybody, I've never been in any trouble, never fought a fan..."

"For me, that's just completely disrespectful, to me. I don't think it's fair to the players-not just to me, but I don't think it's fair to the players".

Video on social media showed the 30-year-old point guard engaged in an expletive-laden argument with a fan at his team's game at Utah Jazz on Monday. It appears that there are multiple security agents standing nearby.

The Jazz said they would not tolerate inappropriate activity, personal attacks or disrespect from their fans.

Jazz fan Shane Keisel, 45, who was involved in the verbal exchange with Westbrook, said he did nothing wrong and said his wife was not involved.

The last thing the National Basketball Association wants is a video of one of the league's star players threatening to beat up fans. He found the comment "disrespectful", and considered in "racial", which is why he went off. Not sure what these fans said to him, but he also had issues with Jazz fans during the postseason.

"Everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy and play the game in a safe, positive and inclusive environment", Utah Jazz's president Steve Starks said. And with these fans, man, it's truly disrespectful.

The win moves the Thunder a half game up on Portland for fourth place in the Western Conference. I thought it was ice.

"He can threaten me all he wants, but don't threaten a woman", he said.

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