Russell Westbrook Gives Absurd Response After LeBron James Injures Pistons Player

Published 11/21/2021, 10:40 PM EST
Nov 21, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) yells out after a play during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers put a win and answered their critics in the best way possible. They beat the Detroit Pistons in the third game of their road trip. However, a scuffle between LeBron James and Pistons’ Isaiah Stewart took over the headlines as both players were ejected. However, post game, Russell Westbrook gave an iconic answer reacting to his technical foul.

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The brawl between LeBron and Steart was really bad for the bad. While Stewart was in blood, he went in pursuit of the ‘King’ and thing could have turned much more ugly. But with the security and officials around, the incident was quickly shut off. But Westbrook was not part of that crowd.

Nov 21, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) and forward Anthony Davis (3) react after a play during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

In the post game interview, Brodie didn’t realize he got a technical foul and gave an epic reply.

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Russell Westbrook didn’t know he had a technical foul

The incident between LeBron and Stewart saw two players got technical fouls. Stewart received two techs for unsportsmanlike conduct while Westbrook received a technical foul for trying to escalate the situation rather than be the peace keeper. For LeBron James, he received a straight flagrant 2 for his hit above the shoulder. But it seems Westbrook was unaware and didn’t feel like he did anything during the incident.

He said: “Who got a tech? I got a tech? Oh wow, why did I get a tech? I didn’t know I had a tech. That’s interesting. Well you know, that’s just being Russell I guess. When you Russell Westbrook, they just try to do anything, I guess apparently. I don’t know what I did but whatever.”

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The scuffle was very violent, but with Westbrook he stood with LeBron and tried get into it as well. On the other hand, the other players were trying to separate in order to avoid things to escalate into a fight. This is a classic Westbrook reaction after knowing he had a technical foul. However, his game was much different.

Westbrook came in strong as he went for 26 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists in the 121-116 win over the Detroit Pistons. He was on song along with AD as LeBron was not a part of the game for a good part. The duo took the Lakers to yet another win while Westbrook took home a big confidence boost after the last game.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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