Fans are back at NBA games, and arenas have been jam packed for the first round of the playoffs.
But Russell Westbrook probably wishes he could play without fans present, because one of them dumped popcorn on him as he left a game between his Washington Wizards and the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, May 26.
Russell Westbrook left the game after an apparent ankle injury... Then a fan showered him with popcorn. pic.twitter.com/Q26rHhO50e— FanSided (@FanSided) May 27, 2021
Westbrook spoke about the incident after the game and said something needs to change.
"To be blatantly honest, man, this s**t is getting out of hand, especially for me," Westbrook stated. "The amount of disrespect, the amount of fans just doing whatever the f**k they want to do, it's just out of pocket, man. It's out of pocket, seriously ... A guy wouldn't come up on the street and pour popcorn on my head because he knows what would happen."
Lebron James also weighed in:
By the way WE AS THE PLAYERS wanna see who threw that popcorn on Russ while he was leaving the game tonight with a injury!! There’s cameras all over arenas so there’s no excuse! Cause if the 👟 was on the other 🦶🏾.🎥 #ProtectOurPlayers— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 27, 2021