Russell Westbrook Has an Outburst on OKC Thunder Bench (VIDEO)
He left for the locker room during the game.
The always-fiery Russell Westbrook got upset with teammate Thabo Sefolosha during a botched play, and briefly lost his mind after head coach Scott Brooks yanked him from the court (Russ headed towards the locker room during the game, before wisely electing to return.) Westbrook was evasive with reporters who questioned him about the outburst. Per the Oklahoman: “There’s no question he was frustrated with himself,’ head coach Scott Brooks said. ‘Russell’s an emotional guy … not trying to downplay that. He has to be able to control his frustration. But that’s part of it.’ [...] Kevin Durant defended Westbrook but also said the squad ‘talked it out’ in the locker room and didn’t let it fester … ‘Russell is such an emotional player,’ Durant said. ‘I knew he’d be back. That’s how he is. We want everybody to be themselves.’”