Russell Westbrook Furious After 76ers Fan Pours Popcorn on Him While Being Escorted off the Floor Due to Injury
The injured guard of the Washington Wizards Russell Westbrook was held back by security personnel of Wells Fargo Center after a popcorn was dumped directly on his head while being assisted to the locker room.
With 10 minutes, 28 seconds remaining in the final period of the game, the Washington Wizards found themselves trailing by 17 points against the 76ers in their first-round playoff series. When he attempted to push the ball offensively, Westbrook stepped on the foot of 76ers guard Furkan Korkmaz, rolled his ankle, and resulted in his injury.
Earlier in the game, Russell Westbrook also left the floor for several minutes to work on a different right leg injury. Westbrook fell on the floor while guarding 76ers star Ben Simmons on a post-play late in the third period.
Despite struggling on Game 2 when he only managed to have a 2-for-10 shooting, Westbrook ended the night with 10 points,11 assists, and six rebounds. The Wizards lost to the 76ers, 120-95, and find themselves down 0-2 in the series, InsideSport reported.
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According to ESPN, Russell Westbrook left the floor limping to go to the locker room for treatment when a fan poured popcorn on the Wizards' guard as he went down the arena's tunnel. The unethical move angered Westbrook, who had to be held by a number of team officials and the security staff of Wells Fargo.
After the incident, the fan seated close to the tunnel was immediately escorted out by the arena's security staff.
Moreover, Westbrook stated after the game that he is fine with fans trash talking as long as it is about sports. But he stated that when it gets derogatory or personal or about family, he believes that it is already crossing a line, YardBarker reported.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James reacted to the incident in his social media account that as a player, he wants to see who threw that popcorn on his fellow NBA star Westbrook while he was leaving the game tonight with an injury. He also mentioned that there are cameras all over the arena so there is no excuse to hide the identity of the man responsible for the unethical move. Also, James emphasized on his hashtag that the league should protect the players.
Seth Curry Injured
76ers guard Seth Curry also exited Wednesday's Game 2 against the Wizard with an injury. Curry left the floor with ankle soreness.
Seth Curry tweaked his ankle and visited the locker room for assessment. Curry headed back to the bench of the 76ers during the game but he is already listed officially as questionable to return for Game 3. Philly guards Furkan Korkmaz, George Hill, and Shake Milton will be splitting minutes at the shooting guard spot until Curry is able to return on the floor for the top-seeded team, 76ers.
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