Thunder star Russell Westbrook was again involved in a heated exchange with Jazz fans.
Westbrook was captured on video screaming “I’ll f— you up, you and your wife” to hecklers Monday during Oklahoma City’s 98-89 win over the Jazz.
After the incident, five spectators received “warning cards” for their behavior, according to the Deseret News. But, they were not kicked out of the arena and returned to their seats, the report says.
Five Utah Jazz fans received “warning cards” that their comments, gestures and/or behaviors directed at players were in violation of the NBA Fan Code of Conduct, but were able to return to their seats after their altercation with Russell Westbrook.
— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) March 12, 2019
Thunder forward Patrick Patterson detailed the exchange on Twitter following the game. He said fans are not “held accountable for their actions.”
It was not the first time Westbrook has been involved in an altercation in Utah. He appeared to swat the phone out of a fan’s hand following a loss in Game 6 of the Thunder’s first round series against the Jazz last season.
Westbrook finished the victory with 23 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.
Oklahoma City improved to 41-26 while the Jazz dropped to 37-29.