Russell Westbrook Gives Uncomfortable Interview After Losing Temper
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.”