Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook and Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley ignited their long-time bad blood in Game 5 after the two went into a trash-talking episode on the 4th quarter.
Westbrook fouled Beverley and appeared to swing his right arm near Beverley’s groin. The next thing was a classic exchange between two guys who have serious disdain for each other.
“It was shocking because he looked up and said no one can guard me, I got 40 points. That’s nice, it took 34 shots to get it. I’m not out here trying to bash anybody but I mean, men lie, women lie, the numbers don’t,” Beverly shared about the incident in his postgame press conference.
On the other hand, Westbrook told his version of the commotion in the court. As the OKC star shared his side, it seems the tension is not boiling down anytime soon.
“Oh yeah, he was talking about how he was first-team all-defense. I didn’t know what the hell he was talking about because I had 42 at the time. I don’t know what he was talking about, maybe he was dreaming about some shit I don’t know. Sorry, excuse my cuss word, I don’t know what he was talking about, I guess he wants be first-team all-defense or something, maybe he was dreaming about it,” Westbrook said.
The two players’ history began when Westbrook suffered a torn meniscus in the 2013 playoffs after Beverley knocked into his knee while going for a steal. Since then there’s been an undeniable tension between the two.
Watch the heated scene between the two below:
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