Russell Westbrook is always looking for something — real or imagined — to use as motivational fuel.
He found something real Saturday in Joel Embiid.
With 1:46 left in a close game on national television, Westbrook was off to the races in transition with just Embiid back and the result was a hard foul.
Westbrook was pissed after the game thinking this was not just a hard foul (warning, NSFW language):
Embiid essentially shrugged.
The actual foul was hard but a bit of a fluke. Embiid went up to block the layup/dunk but Westbrook lost his dribble for a second, and the result was an airborne Embiid crashing into Westbrook. Hard. Was there a little bit extra in there? Depends on if you’re on Team Westbrook or Team Embiid.
But the NBA could use more feuds, so bring it on.