Russell Westbrook pushes Nuggets fan after game (Video)
Denver’s Gary Harris gave his team a 127-124 win with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer that capped a wild back-and-forth ending. After he made his shot, it appears that a Nuggets fan made his way onto the floor and appeared to scream in Westbrook’s face, prompting Westbrook to push him away:
Russ gets a fan in his face, pushes him away pic.twitter.com/2gP5H1QRKg
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) February 2, 2018
The fan obviously had no business being on the floor with Thunder players still around and should not have been getting in an opposing player’s face, but Westbrook should not be making contact.
The league will no doubt be investigating the incident for potential discipline for Westbrook. The only question is whether they view his actions as reactionary and an example of self-defense, or whether they will hold a zero-tolerance policy for physical contact. This is not the first time Westbrook has had an exchange with an opposing fan, though the last one did not get physical.