Kevin Durant is the one who has the weird Tupac tattoo, but this year it’s Russell Westbrook against the world.
Last night Westbrook made his debut as an Oklahoma City solo act, and led the Thunder to a 103-97 win against the rebuilding Sixers. Westbrook notched a near triple-double in his first game, post-divorce, scoring 32 points, pulling down 12 rebounds and dishing out 9 assists in the opening night road win.
— NBA (@NBA) October 27, 2016
The most bizarre moment of the night came when an angry Philly fan dressed in an Allen Iverson jersey, or possibly Peter Griffin from the Family Guy, heckled Westbrook from his courtside seats, letting an intense double bird fly while simultaneously dropping an F-bomb. Classy.
To his credit, Westbrook didn’t take the bait, only responding with a priceless, puzzled reaction before the fan was escorted from the arena for acting like a chump.
When Westbrook was asked about the incident in a post-game interview, he explained that his restraint was in the best interest of his pocket book, because the last time he engaged with a heckler he was fined $25,000 by the league.
Russell Westbrook on the fan flipping him the double fingers: pic.twitter.com/0oB8dttVma
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) October 27, 2016
Maybe the Thunder will take a step back this year without Durant, but it should be entertaining to watch.