En the altercation caused by the elbow of LeBron James a Isaiah StewartBoth the Lakers and the Pistons were expelled from the game. But they weren’t the only players who received any sanction. In the fight that followed the aggression, Russell Westbrook earned a technique … which the player didn’t find out about until the post-match press conference.
Leaving behind the regrettable incidents that took place in the Little Caesars Arena, the sequence that took place in the press room is, to say the least, hilarious. While Russell Westbrook talking about the incident a journalist asks him about his technique. The base reaction is not wasted.
“Who has a technique? Do I have a technique?, Oh wow. Why have I been pointed out a technique? I did not know that I had been called a technique. Wow. It’s interesting. “
Then the player posited his own theory: “Well, you know, I guess that’s part of being Russell. When you’re Russell Westbrook, they apparently try to do anything. But whatever. I don’t know what I did. But whatever, they had to put it on someone. It’s easy to fuck me. Why not me? “
The player was then asked if he had already spoken to LeBron, but Russ kept mulling over the issue: “No, not yet. I still try to understand why the hell did they call me a technique. “
The main referee of the match, Scott Foster, had another vision of what had happened and thus justified the technique to Westbrook.ok: “has been flagged because he acted more as an inciter to violence than as a peacemaker. “
This game’s is Westbrook’s fifth technique of the season. It is the leader in this classification.