“I swear to God, I’ll f*ck you up, you and your wife. I’ll f*ck you up.”
Russell Westbrook let the profanities fly at the OKC Thunder vs. Utah Jazz game on Monday … verbally threatening physical harm on a fan in the 2nd quarter of the game.
— Lumpy C (@Lumpy855) March 12, 2019
So, what did the fan say to set Russ off??
If you ask the fan, 45-year-old Shane Keisel, he denies ANY inappropriate or racist words were said, claiming he yelled, “Ice those knees up!” to the MVP.
As for his wife being involved, Keisel says she never said a word … and is pissed Westbrook went after her too.
“She never got up. She never stood up. She never said a word to him,” the fan told ESPN after the game.
“I mean, it’s all fine, we’re having fun and games with the guy and we’re talking, but at the end of the day, no man should threaten a woman, period.”
“I’m not afraid of the guy. Come on up. But when you threaten a woman that’s 5 feet tall and 110 pounds, you’re a big man. So this guy needs to be exposed.”
Brodie says he doesn’t regret the blowup because he heard something completely different — something racially charged — “Get down on your knees like you’re used to” … and that’s what made him go nuclear.
“For me, I’m just not going to continue to take disrespect for my family,” Westbrook told reporters after the game.
Russell Westbrook says the comment from the Jazz fan that set him off was: “Get down on your knees like you’re used to.” pic.twitter.com/i0vIlblSwJ
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“And if I had to do it again, I would say the same exact thing, because I truly will stand up for myself, for my family, for my kids, for my wife, for my mom, for my dad every single time.
“I expect anybody else to do the same. So that’s kind of where I’m at with the whole situation.”
“As for beating up his wife, I have never put my hand on a woman; I never will. Never been in any domestic violence before. Never have before, but once he said the comment, his wife repeated the same thing to me as well. So that’s kind of how that started.”
Russell has gotten support from ex-NBAer Matt Barnes … who said, “I said it b4 @utahjazz have the most racist fans in the @NBA.”
The Jazz released a statement … saying, “We are continuing to investigate the unfortunate exchange at tonight’s game between Russell Westbrook and fans.”
“Multiple warning cards were issued by arena security. Players and fans have a shared responsibility to create a safe and respectful environment. If it is determined that any fans violated the NBA Code of Conduct, appropriate action will be taken.”