Russell Westbrook sometimes loses his temper.
Russell Westbrook never explains why he lost his temper.
The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard went off without any good explanation during Thursday’s 106-89 win against the Memphis Grizzlies. He had been called for a five-second violation while posting up Grizzlies guard Jerryd Bayless, and apparently he pinned the violation on teammate Thabo Sefolosha.
After the game, Westbrook didn’t elaborate.
“Nothing, just a little miscommunication,” he said during a post-game interview.
Little-known fact: Miscommunication is not a word, according to most dictionaries. Also, it’s not a valid excuse for that kind of tantrum. Westbrook refused to expound when pressed for a more robust explanation for his actions.
“I’ll control it like a man,” Westbrook said. “Like I did.”
Thunder forward Kevin Durant said it better: “It wasn’t the first. It’s not going to be the last.”