Russell Westbrook was captured on camera threatening a Utah Jazz fan and his wife during last night’s game. The two involved parties have different opinions on what led up to the heated incident.
Russell Westbrook explains the verbal altercation he had with Jazz fans during tonight's game, saying fans told him “to get down on my knees like you used to.” (via @espn_macmahon) pic.twitter.com/aObvg6ZuPT— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 12, 2019
Westbrook said the heckler told him to “get down on your knees like you’re used to,” a comment he found racial and inappropriate.
Shane Keisel, the 45-year-old fan, claims he told Westbrook to ice up his knees, which is far less incendiary.
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
Keisel, who wishes Westbrook would have been more professional, has long believed the player to be classless. So classless that a classy guy should go out and kick his ass.