Russell Westbrook’s brother Ray had a Marcus Vick moment while watching the Oklahoma City Thunder fall behind against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 3 of their playoff series on Thursday night.
With the Thunder down 71-54 in the third quarter, Westbrook was pulled for Reggie Jackson after missing a 3-pointer and committing a charge on consecutive possessions. That didn’t sit well with Ray, who tweeted the following:
Why take him out!!!!!
— RIPKEN86 (@whynotraywest) April 25, 2014
Ray quickly deleted the tweet, but the damage had already been done.
Russ finally re-entered the game with 7:43 left and his team down 81-64. They quickly went on a 7-0 run.
I’ve never been a big fan of Scott Brooks, so I agree with you, Ray. And anyone who thinks the Thunder are better off without Russ or when Russ plays less is crazy.
H/T Royce Young