OKLAHOMA CITY - With three minutes left in the third quarter, Russell Westbrook walked up the sideline during a stoppage of play, and a young fan sitting courtside reached out and hit him on the arm. Westbrook spun around and stared at him. The child sat down.
“He hit me,” Westbrook said, “So I told his dad, ‘Be careful, man, you can’t have your son just hitting random people.' I don’t know him, he don’t know me. So, just letting him know, ‘You’ve just got to control your kids.’”
At the end of the conversation, Westbrook gave the young fan a reassuring pat on the leg. Westbrook said at first he didn’t know who had touched him. He just felt contact.