A fan who participated in the NBA playoffs in Philadelphia on Wednesday night threw popcorn at Washington Wizards star Russell Westbrook because he walked out of the court with his right ankle after an injury, angering Westbrook and his teammates. pissed off.
Westbrook went limping into a tunnel, with ten minutes remaining for the game and lost the game after spraining an ankle. In Game 2 the Philadelphia 76ers won the 120-95 game. Valerie Camillo, President of Commercial Operations at Wells Fargo Center, said this is an unacceptable classless behavior, and we will not tolerate it at Wells Fargo Center. We are proud to have the most enthusiastic fans in the country and the best home advantages. However, this behavior has no room on our stage.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James wrote on Twitter: “By the way, we, as players, want to see who throws this kind of tantrum on Russ tonight while he was leaving due to injury. Every stadium has cameras, so there are no excuses! Because if [shoes] are on the other [leg].
After Westbrook had an oral argument on a bench in Oklahoma City, in 2019, Utah fan was permanently banned from entering the Wiwen Smart Home Arena. In 2019, Isaiah Thomas, the then-guide security officer, was kicked out at the end of the fourth quarter after he stepped on the stands and verbally faced fans after losing at the Wells Fargo Center. Thomas said that the fans “lifted two middle fingers and said ‘f*ck you son’ three times.” When the wizard took a break at 2:53, Thomas said he entered the stands and “faced him.”
Westbrook did not return to the game after spraying his right ankle on Wednesday night, and he did when he stepped on the 76 guard Furkan Korkmaz . In the third quarter, Westbrook pinched the same ankle while defending 76ers defender Ben Simmons on the post and fell onto the court.