After dropping Game 4 at home to the Houston Rockets, Russell Westbrook snapped at a reporter during the post-game press conference.
Russell Westbrook’s back at it again. Another fourth quarter meltdown by the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 4, and Westbrook’s taking his anger out on the reporters after the game.
After Game 2, when Westbrook went 4-for-18 in the final period, a reporter asked Westbrook about his final box score. The MVP-favorite responded with “I don’t give a f— about the line.”
Another day and another snarky response from the Thunder point guard.
The reporter directed a question at Steven Adams — not Russell Westbrook — and here’s what the question was:
"“Steven, second time in three games, you guys really struggled when Russell went to the bench, you were out there for part of that. What goes on when he goes to to the bench? Why is Houston so successful and do you sense that they sort of get an energy boost, when he goes out of the game?”"
Westbrook interrupted, not letting Adams respond back to the reporter.
"“Hold on, Steven. I don’t want nobody to try and split us up, we’re all one team. If I go to the bench and Steven’s on the floor, we in this together. Don’t split us up, don’t try to make us go against each other, don’t make it Russell and the rest of the guys, Russell against Houston, I don’t want to hear that. We in this together, we playing as a team, and that’s all that matters.”"
The interaction didn’t stop there, as the reporter followed up:
"“Yeah Russell, not trying to split ya up, but twice in three games, they haven’t played well, when you’ve gone to the bench…”"
Westbrook, waving his hands to refute the reporter, immediately stood up for his teammates. The post-game frustration continues for Westbrook, who had 35 points on 10-of-28 shooting tonight.
The Thunder are facing elimination heading into Tuesday’s contest in Houston.