The Thunder are in big trouble
About a month ago, Kevin Durant suffered a Jones fracture in his foot, and he’s officially been sidelined to sometime in December. Last night, Russell Westbrook‘s latest injury freed up yet another spot in the starting lineup.
In the 2nd quarter of the team’s second game of the season in which they took on the Los Angles Clippers–who were playing their first game under their new owner–Russell Westbrook fractured his hand while fighting for a rebound in what appears to be a freak incident involving Westbrook hitting his hand on his teammate, Kendrick Perkins’, elbow. This is a devastating blow to the Thunder, who already have a decimated starting lineup and bench, not to mention the reigning NBA MVP, Kevin Durant, is currently sidelined until at least December. Jeremy Lamb, the team’s starting shooting guard is also on the mend and has yet to play this season, not to mention 6th Man Of The Year hopeful Reggie Jackson, and several other vital role players.
To literally add insult to injury, Russell Westbrook can be seen from several official and camera-phone angles getting into a verbal altercation with a Clippers fan in the stands as he exited the court and headed to the locker-room. From the television camera angle (above), you can only see Westbrook gesturing to someone in the stands, but in the following video clip, which was taken from the actual stands, Westbrook is visibly and audibly upset, and though the audio clip is blurry, you can make out what he says.
“He called me a n***a he can’t do that sh*t”