Russell Westbrook, LeBron James Sound Off On Philly Fan Who Dumped Popcorn On Westbrook’s Head

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Stop me if you’ve heard this before but Philly is drunk, reckless and pounding its chest again due to an inferiority complex that manifests itself in assaulting its own athletes and squaring off against a bi-polar Bradley Cooper at tailgates in Silver Linings Playbook.

After Russell Westbrook suffered an ankle injury that sent him to the locker room in the 4th quarter of a Sixers 120-95 Game 2 win, a scumbag fan dumped popcorn on his head while entering the tunnel.

It took no less than a six security guards to restrain Westbrook from committing a well-deserved homicide.

After the game, Russ spoke about the incident and the larger issue of fans acting “out of pocket” with zero fear of retribution.

“To be blatantly honest, man, this sh*t is getting out of hand. Especially for me. The amount of disrespect, the amount of fans doing whatever the f*ck they want to do. It’s out of pocket, man. Any other setting, I’m all for the fans enjoying the game and having fun, it’s part of sports, I get it.

But there are certain things that cross the line and any other setting I know for a fact that a guy wouldn’t come up to me on the street and pour popcorn on my head. Because he’d know what would happen.”

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that Skip Bayless had a spot on take. Monumental day.

Only one way to make this right: Feed Westbrook the fan.

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