March 01, 2015 | Updated at 11:25 PM EST The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Russell Westbrook Loses His Mind in OKC vs. Grizzlies Game (VIDEO)

Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook is known for smiles, jokes and even his outrageous shirts, but in Thursday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies, the star completely lost his temper.

By Crystal Henderson, EnStars on Feb 02, 2013 02:22 PM EST
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
  • Russell Westbrook
  • (Photo : Wikimedia Commons)

Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook is known for his smiles, jokes and even outrageous shirts, but in Thursday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies, the star completely lost his temper.

The 24-year-old All-Star guard experienced a serious meltdown on the sidelines after an offensive position, that left many fans and sports analysts wondering what happened, even Westbrook himself.

According to SI.com, Westbrook had been called for a five-second violation while posting up Grizzles' guard, Jerry Bayless. He then exchanged a few words with his own teammate Thabo Sefolosha, who had cut through the lane moments before, bringing the second defender into his area. Westbrook punched the ball to the court and ran back on defense.

Following the incident, Westbrook took a seat next to assistant coach Mo Cheeks who tried to calm him down, but was unsuccessful. Westbrook threw the chair next to him and walked to the team's locker room shortly after.

After the game, TNT analyst Craig Sager interviewed Westbrook at his locker to find out what went down. "In the quarter, words were exchanged. What got you so upset?" Sager asked.

"Nothing, just a little miscommunication," Westbrook answered.

The conversation turned a bit awkward when Sager followed up with, "I know that happens once in a while...but at times do you think you need to control your temper more?"

"No I control it like a man, like I did," Westbrook said. 

Check the interview here:


Of the incident, head coach Scott Brooks later said: "There is no question he was frustrated with himself-there's no question...He had a turnover."

"Russell's an emotional guy. He plays every night for his team-every night," Brooks added.

Westbrook later joined the game and helped his team with a 106-89 victory over Memphis. He finished with 21 points.

Kevin Durant also finished big with a game-high of 27 points, seven rebounds and six assists. "Russ is so emotional he wants to win so bad, he wants to give it all for our team. It's just a bump in the road, he has to continue being himself," Durant said on TNT.

© 2015 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Tagged :   sports, NBA
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Contribute to this Story send us a tip send us a tip send us a tip
Sign Up for Newsletters

Around The Web

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan & Amelia Wife Called 'Insanely Adorable' Together

Forget those rumors that say Jamie Dornan's marriage to wife Ameila Warner is on the rocks.

Andi Dorfman

Andi Dorfman Says She Never Cheated On Josh Murray

Andi Dorfman is setting the record straight when it comes to her love life.

Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard

'Empire' Stars Reveal If They've Slept Together In Real Life

It's no secret Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard have lots of chemistry as they portray Cookie & Lucious Lyon on Fox's new juggernaut series Empire. But now the two have revealed if they have ever taken their romance off the small screen.

Joe and Teresa Giudice

Teresa Giudice Reportedly Gained 15 Pounds, Joe Indulges In Drinking Amid 'Legal Mess'

Word is 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' star Teresa Giudice is finding comfort in food as she serves time in federal prison while her husband, Joe, reportedly indulges in alcohol.

Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough & Fellow Judges Working With 'DWTS' Celebs In New Season?

'Dancing With the Stars' judge Julianne Hough recently revealed a new twist that may be coming in the upcoming 20th season.

Mob Wives

Karen Gravano & Natalie Didonato Team Up Against Nat G.

The drama continues and the ladies on VH1's 'Mob Wives' are ready for war.

Mob Wives Reality Star Natalie Guercio

'Mob Wives' Natalie Didonato Proves That Natalie Guercio Is A Liar?

Things between Natalie Guercio and her cast mates are heating up and it looks like there's officially proof that the reality star may be the one spilling everyone's secrets. I

WWE

WWE 'Raw' LIVE STREAM Free: Watch 'Monday Night Wrestling 2015' Online @ 8PM ET

Find out what will happen in the wake of 'Fastlane'

Matthew Atkinson

Austin Is Fine On 'Young and the Restless'?

Things at the police station will become increasing difficult to deal with as Summer Newman Travers (Hunter King) continues to freak out.

Witches Of East End cast

Blog Post Gives Details On How Fans Can Save 'Witches Of East End'

If fans want to see a third season of 'Witches of East End,' perhaps they might be able to make some real magic happen.

Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner

Did Scott Disick Get Kendall Jenner Pregnant?

Another day, another rumor about the Kardashian family.

Bow Wow, Erica Mena

Bow Wow Checks Future Wife Erica Mena 'Always On Your Phone!'

As CSI: Cyber actor Bow Wow (real name Shad Moss) and Love & Hip Hop New York star Erica Mena gear up for their spring wedding, they're sharing more of their special moments with millions of fans on social media.

Meri and Kody Brown of 'Sister Wives'

WATCH As Meri Reveals Her Divorce Intnetions To Kody For The First Time On 'Sister Wives'

It's been shocking to fans of Sister Wives that Meri made the decision to divorce Kody after two decades being his only legal life, and finally, the moment she revealed her painful choice has been made available to fans.

Spencer's Life is in danger on the Feb. 25, 2015 episode of 'General Hospital'

Spencer's Life Hangs In The Balance On 'General Hospital'

He was supposed to be having the most epic birthday party a 10-year-old boy could hope for, but Spencer's (Nicholas Bechtel) celebration has quickly turned into what could be the last he will ever experience on General Hospital.

Evan Peters

Should Evan Peters Take Over As Sole Lead of 'American Horror Story'?

Evan Peters is frequently the male lead on FX's 'American Horror Story' but with Jessica Lange out of the picture, could he become the sole lead of the show?

Latest News

Lady Gaga Taylor Kinney

Lady Gaga & Taylor Kinney Plunge Into Freezing Water For Special Awareness

Lady Gaga, who's known for not being afraid to take on bizarre stunts, has achieved a new one that was pretty 'chilling' to say the least.

Agents Of SHIELD

'Agents Of SHIELD' Raina Hits An Inhuman 'Set Back' In Midseason Premiere

Find out what's next for the other newest Inhuman.

Brooklyn Beckham

Brooklyn Beckham Shows Off His Stylish Good Looks On Instagram

The oldest son of celebrity couple David and Victoria Beckham has proven that he is not a child anymore.

Supernatural

'Supernatural' Season 10 Finale Title Revealed [VIDEO]

Check out the reported title for the rest of season 10.

Natalie Guercio

Natalie Guercio Slams Natalie Didonato After Releasing Audio Tape On 'Mob Wives'

Natalie Guercio is furious after her sworn enemy Natalie Didonato released some audio as proof that Guercio lied about being a 'rat' and calling the police on her ex-boyfriend.

Real World Skeletons

Did Bruno Call It Quits With His Girlfriend On 'Real World: Skeletons'

Bruno might make a huge mistake on the next episode of 'Real World: Skeletons.'

The Walking Dead

Fan On Twitter Dish On New 'The Walking Dead' Episode 'Remember'

There is going to be a drastic change on Sunday night’s new episode of 'The Walking Dead,' because the survivors, who have been wandering lost for nearly 2 years, have finally reached a place of refuge.

Kanye West

Kanye West Reveals Surprising Information About New Album

Kanye West doesn't always use Twitter, but when he does, it's usually for something good.

Channing Tatum Jenna Dewan

Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan Move Into Dazzling New Home In Beverly Hills

Celebrity couple Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are definitely about to live it up as they move into a fancy new home in the big city.

Ciara

Ciara Makes An Extra Effort To Hang Out With Fans In Australia

It looks as though Ciara is making lemonade out of lemons as she is trying to get back on track after her disastrous tour stop in New Zealand.

Featured Videos

From Our Partners

AS Monaco

AS Monaco vs. PSG Live Stream Free Online: Ligue 1 Table 2015, Projected Lineups and Tactical Preview

Two clubs in the top half of the Ligue 1 table will do battle today in a league match between AS Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain. The first-division clash scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET will be held at the Stade Louis II in Monaco and can be live streamed here free.

Marco Fabian

Chivas Guadalajara vs. Monterrey Live Stream Free Online: Liga MX Clausura 2015, Projected Lineups and Tactical Preview

Two clubs chasing the Clausura Liga MX title will do battle today in a league match between Chivas Guadalajara and Monterrey. The first-division clash scheduled for 6 p.m. ET will be held at the Estadio Omnilife in Guadalajara. It can be live streamed here free and via the Univision Deportes mobile app. Additional TV coverage can be found on UniMas.

Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe Grillz: Phoenix Suns Point Guard Drops $2500 On Custom Gold Teeth [VIDEO]

The grillz cover the six bottom teeth of Suns PG Eric Bledsoe's mouth and apparently contain 18 karats of gold, to go with six encrusted diamonds.

Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4 DLC Valley Of The Yetis Is Coming March 10 [VIDEO]

You know what Far Cry 4 needed more of? Yetis.

Chris Johnson

Florida Gators Football News: Team Mourns The Death of 22-Year-Old Former Player Chris Johnson [TWEETS]

As news of this tragic circumstance made its away around Twitter, many tweeted some heartfelt memorials.

Game of Thrones

Game Of Thrones Season 5 News And Spoilers: New Promos And Posters Hint At Darker Times In Coming Season [VIDEO]

There are some juicy treats from Westeros this week as not only a new poster for Games of Thrones has been released, but two new short promos as well. As if there was any doubt, the promo certainly reveals that winter is most assuredly coming.

Megan Calipari

John Calipari's Daughter: Kentucky Wildcats Coach's Kin Posts Hilarious Tweet

The Wildcats defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 84-67 over the weekend, to push their overall record to 29-0.

Joey Logano

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Atlanta Watch FREE Live Stream Online & Listen: Chase For The Cup Live Coverage STARTING GRID

Today at 3:30 p.m. ET on Fox the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Atlanta will get underway with Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano sitting atop the pole. Race fans can live stream the action for free by clicking this link.

Power/Rangers

Power Ranger Fan Film: Full NSFW Version Back Up As Two Sides Reach An Agreement

Joseph Kahn's brutal and dark take on the Power Rangers, a short well executed fan film titled Power/Rangers took the world by storm last week when it was posted online. Just as soon as it went up, the bloody, definitely not safe for work title was pulled down. Now it seems it's back for good.

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey Next Fight: What Opponent Next For The Unbeatable UFC Champion? [VIDEO]

Zingano was supposed to be Rowdy Ronda's most dangerous opponent yet, but she was plain steamrolled.

Real Time Analytics