Russell Westbrook doesn’t mind dealing with disrespectful people, but this fan crossed the red line. The Los Angeles Lakers veteran had to deal with a frustrated fanbase last season. It seems like nothing has changed and Russ is getting the same treatment this season.
There’s a viral video of Westbrook’s most recent “encounter” with a fan. It happened during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers. One of the fans yelled, “Westbrook you suck a**,” and Brodie had an expected response. “What’d you say?” The fan seem to have changed his mind and said, “C’mon baby, we need you.”
Russell Westbrook will confront each and every disrespectful fan
Westbrook is coming off of a really bad season. He was involved in pretty much every trade rumor in the offseason. The Lakers kept him on the roster and he will probably finish his season as a Laker. What about disrespectful fans? Yes, fans of opposing teams get really frustrated during games, but Westbrook was disrespected by his own fans. He would put up with pretty much anything, except for the “Westbrick” part. The Lakers veteran would never let others disrespect his family name.
“When it comes to basketball, I don’t mind the criticism of missing and making shots,” Westbrook said last season. “‘Westbrick’ to me is shaming my name. It’s my legacy for my kids. It’s a name that means more, not just to me, but to my wife, to my mom, my dad, the ones that kind of paved the way for me. That’s just one example.”
Westbrook is one of the better players in the NBA. He just seems to have some issues with his role in LA. Darvin Ham benched him in the loss to the Clippers. He is now coming off the bench. How will Westbrook’s role change in the future? It’s too soon to make a prediction. One thing stands for sure. He won’t tolerate disrespectful fans.
“It’s not great man. I think a lot of times I let it slide but now it’s time to put a stop to that and put it on notice,” Westbrook said last season. “There’s a difference. We need to make sure that it’s understood and every time I do hear it now, I will make sure that I address it and make sure that I nip that in the bud.”