The NBA announced fines Sunday for the OKC Thunder superstar tandem of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook following Game 4 of their first round battle with the Dallas Mavericks—KD is $15K poorer after taking a swing at Justin Anderson’s head, and Russ must fork over $25,000 for directing “inappropriate language toward a fan” seated courtside.
The uncensored clip of Westbrook’s rant is, evidently, not-safe-for-the-office (or sensitive ears):
Here is the video (uncensored) of Russell Westbrook telling Mavs fan and his wife to "f*** off" pic.twitter.com/HsY9JPsin3
— Brian Dameris (@bdameris) April 25, 2016
Per the AP:
Westbrook had 25 points and 15 assists, Durant added 19 points in a quiet game before he was thrown out following a flagrant foul in the final minute and the Thunder beat the Dallas Mavericks 119-108 on Saturday for a 3-1 series lead.
After Dallas coach Rick Carlisle called out Durant while complaining during the off day over what he essentially said were dirty plays by the Thunder in Game 3, the teams had a confrontation in front of the Oklahoma City bench early in the second quarter. […] That flare-up started when Anthony Morrow, who was sitting on the bench, refused to give the ball to Salah Mejri after the Thunder threw it out of bounds.
Dallas guard J.J. Barea confronted Morrow, a former Maverick who then shoved Barea. Westbrook and Mejri ended up nose-to-nose in a shouting match before all the players were separated by coaches and officials. Westbrook and Mejri got double technicals, and the Thunder were called for delay of game.