[WATCH] Russell Westbrook and John Wall Get Into It.
Houston Rockets point guard John Wall and Washington Wizards All-Star Russell Westbrook, who were traded for each other before the regular season began, exchanged words during and after the Rockets’ 107-88 win over the Wizards on Tuesday night.
With 5:16 left in the game, Wall fouled Westbrook, who was fully responsible for a 9-2 Rockets surge midway through the fourth quarter. This sparked a furious discussion between the two.
‘That’s What Two Competitive Guys Do,’ John Wall says of his spat with Russell Westbrook.
Before the officials smacked them both with a double technical foul, they had to be separated.
According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com, Wall said after the game, “That’s what two competitive players do.” “Russ has been kicking my arse for a long time. I believe this is only my third win versus Russ since joining the league. As a result, he’s a tremendously gifted individual.
“I know he’s dealing with injuries, just like I did, and we’re both just trying to get better and lead our teams.” But that was just two rivalry-fueled men trash-talking. This isn’t the first time we’ve trash-talked, and we’re well aware of his abilities.”
The yelling between the two didn’t stop while Westbrook attempted his free throws, according to the footage provided by Bleacher Report. After that, you can see an ecstatic Wall clapping his hands behind Russ as he takes his second shot.
Wall led three Rockets players with 19 points or more against Washington on Tuesday night, with 24 points. DeMarcus Cousins had a double-double (19 points, 11 rebounds) to go along with 5 steals and one block, and Eric Gordon (20) shot 6-of-13 from the field, including a pair of threes.
‘I Don’t Start Talking S—, I Defend Myself,’ Russell Westbrook says of trash-talking.
Bradley Beal led all scorers with 33 points, but Westbrook, who came close to a triple-double (19 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists) in the loss, was asked about his post-game exchange with Wall.
“Now listen, I’m not going to start saying nonsense,” Westbrook stated, according to ESPN.com. “I defend myself because I don’t let people say whatever they want, especially when I know the facts about anyone on the court who is against [my].” So, I believe [Wall and DeMarcus Cousins] just started talking s— because they’ve been winning,… Nokia News – Quick Recap