Russell Westbrook trolls Patrick Beverley with wave after ejection
Patrick Beverley was ejected towards the end of the LA Clippers’ 122-117 loss to the Houston Rockets on Thursday night, and nobody was happier about that outcome than Russell Westbrook.
Beverley picked up a foul while playing defense late in the game. He was called for a technical foul after complaining about the personal foul call and was ejected because the tech was his second of the game. Westbrook then waved to Beverley after the ejection, and the Rockets guard was called for a tech too.
Patrick Beverley has been ejected. pic.twitter.com/aRkyScieO9
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) December 20, 2019
Patrick Beverley got ejected.
Russell Westbrook got T'd up for waving goodbye.
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) December 20, 2019
James Harden had to calm down Westbrook and tell him to be smarter and use his head since the outcome was still in question.
Harden tells Russ to chill out pic.twitter.com/EONE0UYdap
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) December 20, 2019
Westbrook celebrating Beverley’s ejection is not surprising considering the negative history between the two.
Beverley caused Westbrook a serious knee injury during the 2013 playoffs with a defensive play on him:
The two continued to exchange trash talk over the years. They did so in the 2017 playoffs when the Thunder and Rockets met. Westbrook also took a shot at Beverley after the Rockets’ win over the Clippers in November.
Westbrook scored 40 points in Houston’s comeback win on Thursday.