Russell Westbrook is going viral on Monday for an interaction with fans at a game over the weekend. During a matchup in Sacramento, he appears to have a pair of Kings supporters escorted out of the arena.
The video is now making its way around social media, causing quite a reaction from NBA fans.
Westbrook is a consistent target for opposing fanbases. He’s often mocked for inconsistent shooting performances, with many going to the trendy “Westbrick” line famously tabbed by Skip Bayless.
Russ is also quick to call his haters out, whether that be online or in the media. That appeared to happen on Saturday when the Clippers took on the Kings.
A video of Russell Westbrook arguing with fans has now gone viral.
— Frannie Lydon (@PepeSil14788831) March 6, 2023
In the clip, you can hear Westbrook call security over while pointing out the fans to officials.
“You two, you’re out. This way.”
Twitter immediately erupted with response to the clip. Barstool Sports was one of the first to repost the video, calling Russ, “Karen Westbrook.”
Others chimed in with reactions of their own.
What a baby, who could ever root for this statpadder?
— Connor Grott (@Connor_Grott) March 6, 2023
Soft as charmin bro
— Zach Tinker (@ZachTinker) March 6, 2023
While some hated on the request to have the courtside fans removed, others commented on Russ’s hilarious arm signaling to have them kicked out. He definitely seemed to be enjoying the moment.
Nah this hilarious. Love the kick he gets out of signaling for them to beat it 🤣
— kobe la flame (@ViewzFromThe617) March 6, 2023
The point guard actually recorded one of his best games of the season on Saturday, going off for 27 points, his most as a Clipper. He also tallied 10 assists to notch a double-double.
Despite Russell Westbrook’s impressive effort, Los Angeles fell 128-127.