Russell Westbrook came into the post-game presser still smarting from his bad play. His irritation clearly showed in how he handled the interview and the answers he gave.
The Houston Rockets were dumped out of the playoffs in unceremonious fashion today. Trailing right from the get go, they lost the game right in the first quarter, scoring only 20 points to the Lakers’ 35.
They reduced the deficit for a bit in the second quarter, but it became larger than ever in the 3rd period. The game ended in a beatdown.
Westbrook explains why he thinks William Rondo’s expulsion from the arena was justified
Westbrook and William Rondo exchanged some words midway through the 4th quarter of the Lakers’ blowout win. As LeBron James was taking free throws to take the Lakers lead to 106-82, William began waving goodbye to Russ.
The Brody took exception to this, and he was seen asking the Rondo brother ‘who you talking to?’. More words were exchanged before arena security stepped in and escorted William off the premises.
Russell Westbrook gets into it with Rajon Rondo’s brother after he was waving goodbye to him. Rondo’s brother was ejected. Whoa. pic.twitter.com/e1p2oJwUKq
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In this post-game interview, Russ emphasised on how the fans are there to just watch the game and shouldn’t in indulge in any sort of conversation with the players.
He called out both Rajon and William Rondo for their on-court and sideline behaviour respectively.
“People at the game are supposed to shut their mouth and watch the game. That’s the rules. (Rajon) Rondo was talking s***. So, he decided to hop in, too,” Rockets guard Russell Westbrook told the media on the ejection of William Rondo for trash-talking him.
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Russ comes off as incredibly salty with these comments. Supporters of the winning team have always talked trash, and even Westbrook was jawing at the Lakers’ families in Game 1 when the Rockets led.