A Philadelphia 76ers fan who tossed popcorn at Russell Westbrook was ejected from the arena and banned from attending future games.
The incident happened on Wednesday, May 26, when the Washington Wizards star was limping to the locker room after suffering a minor injury during Sixers Game 2 win.
As he limped into the tunnel, a Sixers fans causally dropped a few popcorn kernels on his head.
Westbrook went berserk as at least four strong assistants struggled mightily to restrain him.
Westbrook has a long history of verbal altercations with NBA fans in the stands. They know how to trigger the sensitive superstar.
NBA fans and players reacted to the incident on social media.
LeBron James, who is also a favorite target for hate, tweeted:
“By the way WE AS THE PLAYERS wanna see who threw that popcorn on Russ while he was leaving the game tonight with a injury!! There’s cameras all over arenas so there’s no excuse! Cause if the [shoe] was on the other [foot]. #ProtectOurPlayers.”
A Sixers fan poured popcorn on Russell Westbrook
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) May 27, 2021