Russell Westbrook and Nene Ejected for Shoving Each Other (VIDEO)
Scuffle in OKC.
Despite Nene barely moving after Russell Westbrook retaliated with a shove of his own, the refs decided to kick both players out of the OKC Thunder’s 106-105 win on Sunday at home. Per the Oklahoman: “Washington held a five-point lead when Nene initially took aim at Westbrook. It happened with 7:50 remaining in the third quarter. Nene and Wizards point guard John Wall sandwiched Westbrook at the rim, blocking his driving layup attempt into the crowd. Nene, acting as if he was retrieving the ball, then walked up to Westbrook on the side of the goal and chest bumped him while popping off. Westbrook, surprisingly, kept his cool. He looked to the nearest official in protest over Nene’s actions. He appeared to say ‘If that was me …’ [...] Westbrook, who played in only his fourth game Sunday since April 24, has admitted to being rusty and says it will take time to knock off the cobwebs. There was no clearer proof of that than Sunday’s run that never was, or the revenge that Westbrook never got. ‘He doesn’t make excuses. He comes to work every single day,’ Kevin Durant said. ‘And those games happen. But a great player like that bounces back and makes the best out of those mistakes and learns from them.’ Westbrook after the game declined to discuss the two dust-ups with Nene. ‘Did we win?’ he asked. ‘All right.’”