When an angry Sixers fan flipped off Oklahoma City Thunder player Russell Westbrook — DURING a game — fans went completely nuts over Russell’s priceless reaction to the insult! Even better, the hilarious encounter has given the Internet one of its most epic GIFs yet! Check out what people are saying about the incident here.
Russell Westbrook, 27, of the Oklahoma City Thunder was just doing his thing on the court during an Oct. 26 game against the Philadelphia Sixers, when an enthusiastic Philly fan gave the NBA star not one, but TWO middle fingers! But being the pro that he is, Russell didn’t let the unexpected outburst throw him off this game. That’s not to say his reaction wasn’t hilarious though! Check it out below:
Russell Westbrook’s reaction is perfection. 😂😂 https://t.co/BMuzcu2mNb
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) October 27, 2016
Amazing, right? And Thunder fans thought so too, immediately taking to Twitter to express their love for Russell and their disdain for “distasteful” Philadelphia fans. Meanwhile, Sixers fans sarcastically told Russell, “Welcome to Philly.” See our favorite tweets below!
That Sixers fan showing the fingers to Russell Westbrook
— Stephanie Johnson (@heyitsstephhere) October 27, 2016
That Philly fan is lucky Russell Westbrook didn’t pull a Tie Domi
(Tie Domi fights fan)https://t.co/lOBnkQPlFF
— Dan Bianco (@djbianco35) October 27, 2016
— Todd Haines (@toddwhaines) October 27, 2016
Hey not sure if you guys have seen yet but some dude in a Sixers jersey flipped off Russell Westbrook
— regina phalange (@starIincastro) October 27, 2016
— Roland Ware (@RolandWare) October 27, 2016
— Joe Frazer (@SmokinJoe_Fraze) October 27, 2016
I imagine Donald Trumps hands are just a little smaller than the guy who flipped off Russell Westbrook…
— Brett. (@BrettHenke) October 27, 2016
That Sixers fan who flipped off Russell Westbrook unknowingly created two of the greatest GIFs ever. https://t.co/d0C6X0szT6
Exhibit A: pic.twitter.com/2bAnFHeJOw
— Matt Mullin (@matt_mullin) October 27, 2016
Not only is he the most athletic but Russell Westbrook is also the funniest dude in the league I swear 😂😂
— Pauly P (@PParcell) October 27, 2016
As it turns out, that Philadelphia 76ers fan was actually escorted from his courtside seat in the first quarter after he flipped off Russell, according to NBA TV’s Jared Greenberg. Hopefully he learned his lesson!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — are you loving Russell’s epic reaction? Is it the kind of response you expected?