Author Topic: Westbrook threatens female fan and her husband  (Read 5720 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Westbrook threatens female fan and her husband
« on: March 12, 2019, 12:21:20 AM »

Online Roy H.

  • Forums Manager
  • James Naismith
  • *********************************
  • Posts: 38325
  • Tommy Points: -27417
  • 33,333 posts and counting . . .
Quote
Russell Westbrook confronted a male fan and his wife Monday night during the Oklahoma City Thunder's win at Utah, telling the man he would "f---" him up and do the same to his wife.

The exchange was caught on video and posted to Twitter by a reporter for Utah's Deseret News. It was unclear what prompted the exchange.

According to the Deseret News, five fans received "warning cards" related to the Westbrook incident. The cards cited comments, gestures and/or behaviors directed at players in violation of the NBA's code of conduct for fans. Each of the fans were able to return to their seats, the Deseret News reported.

pic.twitter.com/hIStzRz0y0

ó Ute Believer (@UteBeliever) March 12, 2019
"I promise you," Westbrook says in the exchange. "You think I'm playing. I swear to God. I swear to God. I'll f--- you up; you and your wife. I'll f--- you up."

Someone off-camera then appears to attempt to verbally intervene.

"No, f--- that! f--- that!" Westbrook shouts, pausing before resuming his initial exchange.

"I promise you, everything I love," Westbrook says. "Everything I love n----, I promise you."


Players canít threaten fans with violence. They particularly canít threaten female fans.

Of course, the NBAís reaction here will be based almost entirely upon how much media attention the incident receives.


Once a CrotoNat, always a CrotoNat.  CelticsBlog Draft Champions, 2009 & 2012;
DKC Draft 2015 Champions and beyond...

Re: Westbrook threatens female fan and her husband
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 12:36:39 AM »

Offline RJ87

  • NCE
  • Don Nelson
  • ********
  • Posts: 8225
  • Tommy Points: 526
  • Let's Go Celtics!
I think it'd depend on what the fan said as well. Utah fans have started to build a rep with some of their language - particularly of the racist variety.

I get that players need to maintain decorum but fans shouldn't get to abandon common decency just because they buy a ticket.
Give the people what they want: Ignore Button 2020.

Re: Westbrook threatens female fan and her husband
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 12:45:07 AM »

Offline Vox_Populi

  • Antoine Walker
  • ****
  • Posts: 4021
  • Tommy Points: 266
I think it'd depend on what the fan said as well. Utah fans have started to build a rep with some of their language - particularly of the racist variety.

I get that players need to maintain decorum but fans shouldn't get to abandon common decency just because they buy a ticket.
According to Westbrook and Patterson, they told Westbrook to, "Get on his knees like he used to." This can be construed a number of ways. More than few of those ways being bigoted.

Re: Westbrook threatens female fan and her husband
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 12:46:18 AM »

Offline CelticsElite

  • NCE
  • Satch Sanders
  • *********
  • Posts: 9123
  • Tommy Points: 661
I think it'd depend on what the fan said as well. Utah fans have started to build a rep with some of their language - particularly of the racist variety.  .
it doesn't depend on anything

You can call me any racial or derogatory slur in the book. I respect peoples freedom of speech, so I'd never threaten anyone's life or physical well being. If someone threatened my life, then id have to defend myself but words like those aren't threats

This is just another unprofessional moment in the life of Westbrook,  guy with history of being trashy with fans and media

Re: Westbrook threatens female fan and her husband
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 12:47:18 AM »

Offline CelticsElite

  • NCE
  • Satch Sanders
  • *********
  • Posts: 9123
  • Tommy Points: 661
I think it'd depend on what the fan said as well. Utah fans have started to build a rep with some of their language - particularly of the racist variety.

I get that players need to maintain decorum but fans shouldn't get to abandon common decency just because they buy a ticket.
According to Westbrook and Patterson, they told Westbrook to, "Get on his knees like he used to." This can be construed a number of ways. More than few of those ways being bigoted.
he could have simply reported it to the security and moved on. Now we have westbrook on video threatening to kill people. Good job! Way to make the city of Oklahoma city proud!

Re: Westbrook threatens female fan and her husband
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 12:50:28 AM »

Offline CelticsElite

  • NCE
  • Satch Sanders
  • *********
  • Posts: 9123
  • Tommy Points: 661
I think it'd depend on what the fan said as well. Utah fans have started to build a rep with some of their language - particularly of the racist variety.

I get that players need to maintain decorum but fans shouldn't get to abandon common decency just because they buy a ticket.
Westbrook doesn't get a pass either just because he's a player and didn't need to buy a ticket.. Didn't Westbrook violate the conduct policy of the arena  as well by threatening this fans life? By the way I want to make a point that it isn't westbrooks first time saying something like this

Re: Westbrook threatens female fan and her husband
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 12:53:08 AM »

Offline trickybilly

  • Antoine Walker
  • ****
  • Posts: 4124
  • Tommy Points: 476
I know this is completely wrong and awful thing to say.

But I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE Westbrook saying that to me. Ultimate high five.
"Gimme the ball, gimme the ball". Freddy Quimby, 1994.

Re: Westbrook threatens female fan and her husband
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2019, 12:53:41 AM »

Offline Vox_Populi

  • Antoine Walker
  • ****
  • Posts: 4021
  • Tommy Points: 266
I think it'd depend on what the fan said as well. Utah fans have started to build a rep with some of their language - particularly of the racist variety.

I get that players need to maintain decorum but fans shouldn't get to abandon common decency just because they buy a ticket.
According to Westbrook and Patterson, they told Westbrook to, "Get on his knees like he used to." This can be construed a number of ways. More than few of those ways being bigoted.
he could have simply reported it to the security and moved on. Now we have westbrook on video threatening to kill people. Good job! Way to make the city of Oklahoma city proud!
I think Westbrook should be fined. Not a good reaction, regardless of the nature of the heckling.

I also think that if he's telling the truth, and I'm going to assume he is, then those fans should have been thrown out and are a bigger embarrassment than him.

Re: Westbrook threatens female fan and her husband
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2019, 12:57:29 AM »

Offline gpap

  • Paul Silas
  • ******
  • Posts: 6929
  • Tommy Points: 329
I think it'd depend on what the fan said as well. Utah fans have started to build a rep with some of their language - particularly of the racist variety.

I get that players need to maintain decorum but fans shouldn't get to abandon common decency just because they buy a ticket.

I agree. Fans can be very disrespectful. Just root for your team and then keep your mouth shut!

Re: Westbrook threatens female fan and her husband
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2019, 12:58:32 AM »

Offline CelticsElite

  • NCE
  • Satch Sanders
  • *********
  • Posts: 9123
  • Tommy Points: 661
I think it'd depend on what the fan said as well. Utah fans have started to build a rep with some of their language - particularly of the racist variety.

I get that players need to maintain decorum but fans shouldn't get to abandon common decency just because they buy a ticket.
According to Westbrook and Patterson, they told Westbrook to, "Get on his knees like he used to." This can be construed a number of ways. More than few of those ways being bigoted.
he could have simply reported it to the security and moved on. Now we have westbrook on video threatening to kill people. Good job! Way to make the city of Oklahoma city proud!
I think Westbrook should be fined. Not a good reaction, regardless of the nature of the heckling.

I also think that if he's telling the truth, and I'm going to assume he is, then those fans should have been thrown out and are a bigger embarrassment than him.
what the fan said didn't sound racial at all

Just another race card incident.

Re: Westbrook threatens female fan and her husband
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2019, 01:01:10 AM »

Offline rocknrollforyoursoul

  • Paul Silas
  • ******
  • Posts: 6590
  • Tommy Points: 78
I didn't need any other reasons to dislike Westbrook.
"There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'"

"You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body."

ó C.S. Lewis

Re: Westbrook threatens female fan and her husband
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2019, 01:01:55 AM »

Offline RJ87

  • NCE
  • Don Nelson
  • ********
  • Posts: 8225
  • Tommy Points: 526
  • Let's Go Celtics!
I think it'd depend on what the fan said as well. Utah fans have started to build a rep with some of their language - particularly of the racist variety.  .
it doesn't depend on anything

You can call me any racial or derogatory slur in the book. I respect peoples freedom of speech, so I'd never threaten anyone's life or physical well being. If someone threatened my life, then id have to defend myself but words like those aren't threats

This is just another unprofessional moment in the life of Westbrook,  guy with history of being trashy with fans and media

Westbrook isn't going to follow through with taking someone's life, so wouldn't his words just fall under freedom of speech too? Or do the goalposts get moved for him?
Give the people what they want: Ignore Button 2020.

Re: Westbrook threatens female fan and her husband
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2019, 01:06:38 AM »

Offline Atzar

  • Antoine Walker
  • ****
  • Posts: 4668
  • Tommy Points: 841
I think it'd depend on what the fan said as well. Utah fans have started to build a rep with some of their language - particularly of the racist variety.

I get that players need to maintain decorum but fans shouldn't get to abandon common decency just because they buy a ticket.
According to Westbrook and Patterson, they told Westbrook to, "Get on his knees like he used to." This can be construed a number of ways. More than few of those ways being bigoted.
he could have simply reported it to the security and moved on. Now we have westbrook on video threatening to kill people. Good job! Way to make the city of Oklahoma city proud!
I think Westbrook should be fined. Not a good reaction, regardless of the nature of the heckling.

I also think that if he's telling the truth, and I'm going to assume he is, then those fans should have been thrown out and are a bigger embarrassment than him.

I agree with this take.  Westbrook canít react like this, but at some point fan behavior needs to clean up.  People canít be allowed to spew filth at these players just because they bought a ticket.

Utah has gotten quite a rep for this kind of thing. 

Re: Westbrook threatens female fan and her husband
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2019, 01:08:40 AM »

Offline CelticsElite

  • NCE
  • Satch Sanders
  • *********
  • Posts: 9123
  • Tommy Points: 661
I think it'd depend on what the fan said as well. Utah fans have started to build a rep with some of their language - particularly of the racist variety.  .
it doesn't depend on anything

You can call me any racial or derogatory slur in the book. I respect peoples freedom of speech, so I'd never threaten anyone's life or physical well being. If someone threatened my life, then id have to defend myself but words like those aren't threats

This is just another unprofessional moment in the life of Westbrook,  guy with history of being trashy with fans and media

Westbrook isn't going to follow through with taking someone's life, so wouldn't his words just fall under freedom of speech too? Or do the goalposts get moved for him?
yeah. Ron Artest was never going to go attack fans either

because Malace at the Palace never happened

Threats of violence are not protected under the first amendment (only exceptions are like in a rap song or some art form ). 


If I was the fan if file criminal assault charges against westbrook. In many states, the simple act of telling someone you will commit violence

Re: Westbrook threatens female fan and her husband
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2019, 01:10:23 AM »

Offline Ogaju

  • Satch Sanders
  • *********
  • Posts: 9885
  • Tommy Points: 1080
people take undue liberty to say stuff to folks they would never confront in public...anyone blaming Westbrook on this one is out to lunch.

 

Hello! Guest

Welcome to the CelticsStrong Forums.

Community

Signup to win FREE tickets

* indicates required