Russell Westbrook fined $25K for heated exchange with Utah Jazz fan

KOCO News 5

Russell Westbrook has been fined $25,000 for a heated interaction with a fan during Monday night's game against the Utah Jazz, NBA officials announced Tuesday.

Early in the game, Westbrook was caught on camera yelling at a fan sitting near the Thunder's bench.

"I'll (expletive) you up. You and your wife. I'll (expletive) you up," Westbrook said.

The 2017 MVP told reporters after the game that his exchange was a response to "completely disrespectful" comments made toward him. Westbrook said the man told him to "get down on your knees like you're used to," adding that he considered that comment to be "racial" and "inappropriate."

"For me, I'm just not going to continue to take disrespect for my family," Westbrook said. "I just think there's got to be something done. There's got to be some consequences for those types of people that come to the game just to say and do whatever they want to say. I don't think it's fair to the players, not just me. But I don't think it's fair to the players."

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