Russell Westbrook can be feisty. And get under the skin of opposing players.
He was a little frustrated as his team was well behind Portland in what would eventually be a Blazers comfortable win, and in the middle of the second quarter he kicked the ball out of Damian Lillard‘s hands.
Terry Stotts had just called a timeout, so the play was dead, meaning no foul or delay of game was called, but Lillard took exception, and the two men had words. The referees escorted the teams to their benches for the timeout, and everyone moved on.
Note to Westbrook, you need to make those soccer passes with the inside of your foot. You just can’t be consistently accurate kicking with the toe.