Following a frustrating 109-94 loss to the Utah Jazz Tuesday night, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was confronted by the media in the locker room and asked a few questions.
After a reporter asks Westbrook if they lost the game or the Jazz won it, Westbrook looks at the reporter in disgust and says, “What? Bro, what are you talking about man?” Then Westbrook says that he’s out and ends the interview.
Okay, time for everyone to go crazy about this video and act like Westbrook’s immaturity will lead to the eventual downfall of the Thunder this season.
In all seriousness, Westbrook is just clearly frustrated after the win, with himself and his team. The effort was lacking against the Jazz and Westbrook and the rest of the team know this. They don’t like losing that way.
Westbrook wears his heart on his sleeve and will speak his mind. He clearly didn’t feel like answering any of those typical questions that the media likes to throw players’ way following games.
If anything, it’s a positive thing that losing like this bothers Westbrook so much. Should he be nice to the media? Yeah, why not? But it’s not a huge deal. Just like when he had an altercation with teammate Thabo Sefolosha a few weeks ago it wasn’t a huge deal.
The Thunder will look to bounce back from this loss Thursday night at home vs. the Miami Heat.