Russell Westbrook unleashes profanity-laden tirade at fan after being provoked

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"You and your wife", Westbrook threatened from the Thunder bench.

Jazz security issued multiple warning cards to fans in the area and the team issued a postgame statement saying that it will be investigating the exchange between Westbrook and fans.

It will be interesting to see if it comes out what was said to Russ here; one would think that to evoke this response it had to have been pretty bad.

Westbrook looked back at the action on the court for a second before turning back to have another round at Keisel.

"I promise you", Westbrook continues.

After the game, local-area media found the fan in question - a man by the name of Shane Keisel - who claimed he never swore at Westbrook and the outburst, particularly the one directed at his wife, seemingly came out of the blue.

'There's got to be something done, ' Westbrook said.

Westbrook had another testy interaction with Jazz fans in last year's playoffs when he slapped a fan's cell phone as he walked off the court.

The Thunder star, 30, accused Keisel of using a racial slur, as the fan apparently told him to "get down on your knees like you used to". "I promise you. [On] everything I love - everything I love - I promise you", Westbrook yelled from the bench.

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Keisel, speaking with KSL Sports, had a different take on the story than Westbrook, who he said needed to be "professional". "I take whatever the criticism, but disrespect will not be taken from me", he added.

"I think it's something that needs to be brought up". As for beating up his wife, I have never put my hand on a woman; I never will. Keisler said she didn't say a word.

Regardless of how the National Basketball Association chooses to handle this particular incident, it doesn't seem to have had any immediate effect on the game; OKC still managed to run out 98 - 89 winners, with Westbrook himself dropping a near-triple double.

Westbrook took over after the Jazz rallied in the fourth quarter.

"Players and fans have a shared responsibility to create a safe and respectful environment", the Jazz statement said. It's truly disrespectful. Talk about your families, your kids.

The Aussie guard has played in 39 games this season with averages of 7.4 points, 2.7 assists and 1.7 rebounds while playing 16.3 minutes per game. Talking about your families, your kids. Tell a player "Get down on your knees like your use to", Patterson wrote on Twitter.

"It's a tough night offensively - we missed some open shots at the rim, and at one point cut it to five in spite of that", said coach Quin Snyder.

"As men, what do you expect us to do?"

"Fans are protected in every way possible but not us".

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