Originally posted on Sportress of Blogitude  |  Last updated 2/13/13
Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder were at Salt Lake City’s EnergySolutions Arena on Tuesday for a tilt against the Utah Jazz. The outcome of the game did not work out in the Thunder’s favor, as the visitors lost by a score of 109-94, snapping the team’s four-game winning streak. And while Westbrook chipped in 22 points and 5 assists, he was a minus-13 on the night and had 7 turnovers, which isn’t as they say in the business, “great” (although most of team was a “minus” on the game and Westbrook’s line was far better than teammate Serge Ibaka’s minus-28). Still, perhaps a statistically pedestrian night (for him) may help explain Westbrook’s surly demeanor and churlish attitude in the locker room following the loss. When asked an inane question by a reporter, Westbrook couldn’t have appeared more irritated with having to answer such a useless inquiry. Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman was present and here is how he chronicled the exchange between Westbrook and the reporter who probably regrets even allowing the words from leaving his mouth: Westbrook simply walked off. The temperamental team captain got fed up with a reporter’s question and suddenly turned his back and ended the interview before walking away. The exchange was as follows. “Russell, did you guys lose this game, or did the Jazz win this one?” Westbrook: “Whaaaaat? Bro, what are you talking about, man? I’m out man. Y’all n***** trippin’.” Ouch. And the video: Man, if I were that reporter, I would have slunk out of that locker room feeling like a horse’s arse. But then again, I suppose it comes with the territory. Westbrook has become somewhat a notorious figure as it relates to his often tense and standoffish interactions with the media, but it’s hard to blame him for his reaction to such a useless, inane question. Although this guy’s inquiry probably elicited a less aggravated response to what I would have asked: “Hey Russell, tough loss, but more importantly, why aren’t you sporting those goofy glasses you are always wearing during postgame interviews? It’s not like the lenses needed replacing. What gives?” Yeah, Westbrook probably wouldn’t have appreciated that line of questioning, either. [H/T Eye on Basketball] TweetThe post Russell Westbrook doesn’t seem too keen on reporter’s inane question (video) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

This article first appeared on Sportress of Blogitude and was syndicated with permission.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

DeMarcus Cousins links to Lakers won’t just go away

Pats willing to trade Garoppolo for 'at least' first-rounder?

NFL executive: Davis Webb will be top QB of draft

Report: Knicks making Derrick Rose ‘completely available’ at trade deadline

NBA exec: Paul George to Celtics could be 'sleeper' trade

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Cousins will not sign contract before franchise deadline

Drummond fuels Celtics rumors with same tweet as Thomas

Bulls reportedly telling teams they have no interest in trading Jimmy Butler

DeSean Jackson talks up return to Eagles

MLB rumors: Nationals close to signing Matt Wieters to two-year contract

Vlade Divac indicates DeMarcus Cousins’ agents killed other deal

Box Score 2/21: It's trade heartbreak season

The 'Did the Kings just make the Pelicans into a super team?' quiz

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

We got our hands on the new Nintendo Switch, here are our first impressions

Top 10 second basemen in baseball for 2017

Teams and players who could be dealing at the NBA trade deadline

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

Too much to Process: Can Simmons match the Embiid hype?

There will never be another Dirk Nowitzki

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Is the NBA All-Star Game worth saving?

Movies you can stream now to get your football fix

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher to win 100 games with two different teams

The 'Did the Kings just make the Pelicans into a super team?' quiz

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

We got our hands on the new Nintendo Switch, here are our first impressions

Top 10 second basemen in baseball for 2017

Teams, players who could be dealing at the NBA trade deadline

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher with 200 or more wins since 1961

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

There will never be another Dirk Nowitzki

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker