Russell Westbrook's Jazz-fan altercation could spark an ugly trend - Jalen Rose | First Take

  • Published on Mar 12, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith, Jalen Rose and Max Kellerman weigh in on Russell Westbrook's verbal altercation with a fan during the second quarter of the Oklahoma City Thunder's road victory against the Utah Jazz. Jalen warns this incident will trigger more fans to irritate NBA players from the sidelines in an attempt to go viral.
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  • Shawn H
    Shawn H 8 days ago

    You call a fan racist yet you dont want to hear his side. Rose has a school that is almost only for black student. Segregation

  • Jack Burton
    Jack Burton 16 days ago

    Fans do pay salaries but they have no right to treat players badly.

  • teachmehowtodoge
    teachmehowtodoge 24 days ago

    Finally not about LehelpmeKyrie again. Lol.

  • hector negron
    hector negron 26 days ago

    And yes, I've heard for many years, Utah is a very racist place.

  • hector negron
    hector negron 26 days ago

    6:11...and they do. The public pays the player's salary. NO FANS, NO MONEY in the owner's bank account to pay the players. In spite of that, NO, the fans have NO right to disrespect the players or anybody else (like referees for instance) for that matter.

  • Kenneth Bailey
    Kenneth Bailey 27 days ago

    The very next game Westbrook head butts Klay Thompson 😂 Russell lied

  • James Mollo
    James Mollo 27 days ago

    How do i vote the fans freaking went overboard saying that shit That's got to be hard night in and out dealing with all those stupid fuckers heckiling I am suprised he hasn't distrubeted a large beating on them yet I would of

  • James Drayton was the Slave owners name

    Well, with that being debated they might have to put in a special time out for disorderly conduct outside of the game with no one to be charged. No team will be charge for that time out or break. Security needs to Be on the floor around the basket just as much as they do on the stands. Just my thought.

  • Dean D
    Dean D Month ago

    Why people acting like this is the first time in Westbrook's career that he has had a problem with fans. Bruh is a sensitive little girl and always has been.

  • Sionne Harmon
    Sionne Harmon Month ago

    America's fallen behind because we're so obsessed with skin color . .......

  • romeo Joseph
    romeo Joseph Month ago


  • romeo Joseph
    romeo Joseph Month ago

    Exactly, fireable offence, you guys know but don't want to say Russ should be harshly suspended so your basing on on nobody fan for his part....and suggesting he was racist with no evidence not even from Russ blatantly saying so...

  • Brock Silvey
    Brock Silvey Month ago

    Oh so it's ok to get Westbrooks side but the "white guy" don't let him say his side u liberals are idiots!!! Everything goes to race with guys get over the past that u never went thru!!!

  • Og Mandino
    Og Mandino Month ago

    Its all a mute point, whatever the fan said, once he threatens him and his wife.

  • Yolanda Young
    Yolanda Young Month ago

    Why do white people always say we shouldn't respond to white privilege BS. "Get on your knees?" Don't say anything? Really white man...Really...

  • Yaa Malima
    Yaa Malima Month ago

    Leave it to Coon Steven A. Smith to blame Westbrook! Not surprised by his response. Did this man just say if Shane's tweets is true? You saw the receipts now your deflecting! Russell Westbrook did not give that fan the fame! Shane Keidiot was WRONG that bigot. However, if I was Westbrook I would have handled it with aggressive humor (not foul) and stated something like man you have a serious illness called racism, and I would like to help you get healed by keeping you out of the games when I'm playing. So you can thank me later for your healing Dude! 😎

  • Stonedassassin92
    Stonedassassin92 Month ago

    Players should be allowed to hit fans. Fans think they can get away with anything, watch them talk shit when theres a 6'7 center coming at em with fists out.

  • Gatoxki PG
    Gatoxki PG Month ago

    Cant wait trump leave the white house

  • Anthony Quick
    Anthony Quick Month ago


  • E LeGrande
    E LeGrande Month ago +1

    Owners do not pay the players salary!!!



  • Mad Max And Madi
    Mad Max And Madi Month ago +1

    How about stop being so fucking sensitive Westbrook?

  • Jigz G
    Jigz G Month ago

    Owners make money from fans Jalen. So yes Indirectly fans pay salaries. Otherwise you’re just 10 doods playing basketball in an empty gym

  • Jigz G
    Jigz G Month ago

    I find it weird husband and wife are on this show now

  • Derrick Vineyard
    Derrick Vineyard Month ago

    Everybody tonguing Ron Artest’s balls can stfu. Ron was too scared to go at Ben Wallace. Get off his dick.

  • Derrick Vineyard
    Derrick Vineyard Month ago

    So deem the white guy racist without proof, but don’t get his side of the story. Sorry not good enough.

  • 200mphz06
    200mphz06 Month ago

    The NBA is racist.

  • 200mphz06
    200mphz06 Month ago

    Westbrook is a pussy.

  • Dee Jay
    Dee Jay Month ago

    I work Security for games if this was done while I was there that fagget ass white racist bitch would have got fucked up and dragged out of the arena!!!!

  • j gee
    j gee Month ago

    Jaylen said he wanted to break his neck

  • Jim case
    Jim case Month ago +1

    Fan should've taken him up on it. Then sue his ass and take his money. Only in America.

  • Brett
    Brett Month ago

    That was a deep ass story from Stephen A.

  • michig911
    michig911 Month ago

    Maybe Utahs team should be band from the nba and have all white players. Let’s see how far they will go

  • whowantsomeofDebo
    whowantsomeofDebo Month ago

    Now he's a nobody be if it wasn't for the millions of nobodys none of these somebody's would a a job

  • Jesus Cesar Keepin It Real

    How are fans worse than no body smh races not acceptable after Mlk days and if your a races you have Inner self esteem and securities issues you have to work out amongst yourselfs

  • DJ Architect
    DJ Architect Month ago


  • Cecilio Thomas
    Cecilio Thomas Month ago

    he said, he is nobody, the fan, as a unic guy he is nobody, but he is a fan and collectively fans paid all those players salary..

  • Ozgur Serdar
    Ozgur Serdar Month ago

    Did anybody notice that max is indirectly calling ordinary people “nobodies”

  • Deric Warchild
    Deric Warchild Month ago

    lol nahh russ was actting hard in the paint, if he really was gnna do sumthing he should have lol, like metta did back in the day. hes all talk, but he do got a rite to defend himself thou. it is wat it is he felt some type of way thou..

  • That nigga bush from around the corner

    You know what leave your racist bullshit out of the NBA. The nba is not by any means a racist environment. I know there has always been racism in America , but no one can deny that the number of racist shenanigans has substantially risen since trump has evaded the white house. I mean they are everywhere! What the hell? Can we move on and stop the primitive racism? Stop teaching your children racism you dumb asses!

  • Lightningstriker1
    Lightningstriker1 Month ago

    Blaming the player for "responding" inappropriately is ridiculous coming from a white guy. An adrenaline-charged black athlete is going to react to a racially-slurred comment from a white American anywhere, any day. Whites are always at fault for feeling that they're the entitled pigs that they are.

  • Jerry Lockhart
    Jerry Lockhart Month ago

    I'm from a town call Beat a bitch to sleep and that Utah fan would have made me take his ass on a little a visit to the city of My boot up yo white crakkka ass.

  • Robert Coca
    Robert Coca Month ago

    The fans pay salaries get lost

  • Robert Coca
    Robert Coca Month ago

    Ya hiding Russell threaten a women

  • Robert Coca
    Robert Coca Month ago

    He responded to a women .he s nobody so u

  • Robert Coca
    Robert Coca Month ago

    He threatened a women imagine the women he threatened was mob boss daughter or Putin or Trump daughter .he be knocked out

  • Robert Coca
    Robert Coca Month ago

    Jalen he threatened a women who did not threaten him ur piece of garbage so russell

  • Bob Landers
    Bob Landers Month ago

    What a shocker. Westbrook plays the race card because he can't control himself

  • corona Bery
    corona Bery Month ago

    First, Westbrook is a coward who won’t actually risk anything. Second, let’s hope it does spark an ugly trend. Enough bullshit say what you want to this is America. Fuck Westbrook fucking candy ass🍆

  • Ryan B
    Ryan B Month ago

    So Jalen would have attempted to murder a dude for throwing a towel at him. It's a good thing he can't jump that high.

  • Agent Orange
    Agent Orange Month ago

    It didn't seem like it was that bad if there was no reactions from the crowd next to them or from the other players or the fact that that guy didn't get kicked out.

  • mybirdcansing
    mybirdcansing Month ago

    It was also fortunate for the guy with that towel, that Jalen didn't yank him down and break his neck. :)

  • Steven Walker
    Steven Walker Month ago

    For the life of me, I do not understand why any fan would even speak to or yell at any player unless they had something nice to say.

  • Kenge Norris
    Kenge Norris Month ago

    I love Jalen Go Blue!

  • cool wolf
    cool wolf Month ago

    These fan do this to try to get him to hit him and get paid

  • cool wolf
    cool wolf Month ago

    Jalen your right 100

  • Jody Alexander
    Jody Alexander Month ago

    Not a Westbrook fan, but side with him on this, some think because one makes doe he/she is suppose to compromise, fuck that,Russ would've been justified in fuckin that redneck and his trailer park wife up, fuck Max and his opinion, get what Jalen says

  • Michael Banks
    Michael Banks Month ago

    They do this in Utah, Boston, and in Detroit honestly you play around and say something like that to me I'm beating your ass and God please get James Dolan off the Knicks

  • JJ ConJSJ
    JJ ConJSJ Month ago

    If the guy was saying racist stuff then why were the other guys just chillin like nothings wrong. Westbrook just likes to make scenes

  • Jonathan Collins
    Jonathan Collins Month ago

    Smith is wrong. Ask him, the media is never at fault or should be blamed for anything. Fact is, the media aired the interview with the guy. They didnt have to do that. Russ didnt put the guys face on TV. How is Smith and Max gonna tell another man how to react. Russell's reaction got the fan banned. So he did do the right thing.

  • Leon Archer
    Leon Archer Month ago


  • 5thGen
    5thGen Month ago

    Grow the fck up Westbrook and worry about the game, you have to be professional nba player on and off the court. Think about your young fans and the kids parents. You lost fans bro, they look up to you and this is what you do?

  • Vee Yang
    Vee Yang Month ago

    NBA needs to hire Ron Artest and let him loose on fans that wanna catch some hands when they're talking shit. Lol

  • Vee Yang
    Vee Yang Month ago

    The NBA and Jazz organization investigated with other fans and video proving that fan lied also looked at his social media founding a lot of crap and evidence of his true fake ass self as he is actually a discriminating and racist character from his post! Great move Jazz organization, and NBA for leading in sports transparency and doing the right moral thing. Bitch fan ended up deleting his social media pages lol.

  • funkypluck
    funkypluck Month ago

    Look at it like Pro Wrestling...They wanna be heckled...But when u take it to far it loses its hilarity....But in same token Utah fans are rude as Fuck...Go Thunder

  • Danny Kwong
    Danny Kwong Month ago

    Cmon molly pls keep quiet.

  • will edwards
    will edwards Month ago +1

    Hi, my name is "nobody" and I do pay the players salaries indirectly by my support of the game. Talk about gettin disrespected!!!

  • Bj Fowler
    Bj Fowler Month ago

    Molly got her man back lol

  • Siegler Mariano
    Siegler Mariano Month ago +2

    I'm not the biggest Russell Westbrook fan. but I'm on Russ on this one, dude keepin it real.

    • Ralph Wiggam
      Ralph Wiggam Month ago

      So it's ok to threaten to kill a man and his wife? Cool ...

  • Snoleo Sports and entertainment

    And then a few days later a racist terrorist kills 50 people in a mosque in nz. Worst shooting in oceanian continental history.

  • James Matthews
    James Matthews Month ago +1

    I remember hearing about a racial slur. The fan made a crude sexual comment but not a racial slur.

  • Depcom
    Depcom Month ago

    I never did watch pro basketball. The game is just too boring to watch, and in my opinion it's not a mans game. It's a boy's game, played by little tall boys and watched by little short boys who are jealous of the little tall boys who play the game and wish they could be like the little tall boy's who play the game but can't because they are only little short boys who are addicted to sniffing the jock straps of the little tall boys who play the game. The moral of the story is if you're one of those little short boys who's addicted to sniffing the jock strap of your favorite little tall boy who plays pro basketball, just go to the game, take a seat, watch and don't talk shit but keep your mouth closed or cheer your favorite little tall boy on and just be happy that your favorite little tall boy allows your little short boy ass to sniff his jock strap.

    RXONE Month ago +1

    SAS suit pattern messing up the alternate field frame rate...

  • lyncolnsdad
    lyncolnsdad Month ago

    Stephen nobody ask u about ya dumb ass story gtfoh

  • Mason Brandon35
    Mason Brandon35 Month ago

    Damn Molly U Even Cut Ur Husband Off..🙄🙄

  • Mason Brandon35
    Mason Brandon35 Month ago

    Utah Fan Wit A Jordan Jacket On..😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂GUMP

  • saj8
    saj8 Month ago

    The NBA waited too late to get Donald Sterling out of the league. The damage is already done.

  • Shantel Bowen
    Shantel Bowen Month ago

    No max you're the nobody.

    • Shantel Bowen
      Shantel Bowen Month ago

      +Grant420 I'm white. What a cute name. Your little sister give that to you? Go Trump.!!!! Shantel 421 lol

    • Grant420
      Grant420 Month ago

      You're racist

  • jaime lindsey
    jaime lindsey Month ago +1

    No joke. I would vote Max Kellerman for President.2020

  • Blackn' Proud
    Blackn' Proud Month ago

    I was persecuted in Utah . I'm a black man. The things I went through there I'm still suffering for to this day. Its racist . Let's not play around here. Plus that fan is racist af and also look who he works for. That's even more scary. SAS is so on point on this. Jalen is also.

    • Grant420
      Grant420 Month ago

      Let's be honest black people think all white people are racist but no black people are ever racist lol

  • Tony B
    Tony B Month ago

    Ol Jalen's eyes keep goin back and forth at Molly for approval!!

  • CoupeDe Grace
    CoupeDe Grace Month ago

    Stephen A. Is a puppet. Why is he bringing up a point like that. He is playing both sides of the line..😂😂😂

  • Jimmy
    Jimmy Month ago

    Stephen a really said a lot of filler.

  • Moegee123 Nunny
    Moegee123 Nunny Month ago

    Steven A always praising his white Daddy SMH boy we are lost af

    AZFITNESS Month ago

    Jalen cant break that fans neck lol

  • JetStream EL34
    JetStream EL34 Month ago

    Fact 1: The fan told Russ to get on his knees like he used too.
    Fact 2: Russ states he believe it was racial.
    Fact 3: That is the only thing that Russ states that the fan said.
    Fact 4: Today, there are groups of ppl who accuse any white person of racism if they don't
    like what they say or even simply disagree with them. It is a weapon.
    Fact 5: Russ has made it clear he thinks most white ppl are racist. Therefore it influences
    everything that he hears.
    Fact 6: I'm 1/2 spanish 1/2 scottish w/ 1% African blood thrown in there, race baiters &
    those who see racism in everything they don't like and use it as a weapon, view me
    soley as white and racist.
    Fact 7: Obama is 50% white, 43% Arabic (not Africa), and only 7% African. His supporters
    themselves LABEL him as African.
    Fact 8: Facts aren't racist, truth isn't racist, telling someone to get on their knees isn't racist.
    Ask any african or african american why they call another man fagg0t, or even tell
    tell them to get on their kness or that they are gonna bend them over ...they will tell
    you it is to subjugate their masculinity. TRUTH. End of story.
    Fact 9: Listen to these people, here in this vid and out in society ...they tell us that
    if someone calls them names, that they should be able to physically assault
    them. And guess who "they" are. African Americans.
    Fact 10: Final Fact: Utah is a Liberal/Democratic hotbed, a stadium filled with fans who are
    are supposed to be the most tolerant. Imagine if the guy was a know Republican.
    THEN ...all of you would be calling all Republicans ...and White guys racists. If YOU
    can't understand and see how HYPOCRITICAL and ILLOGICAL your are are
    legally insane.
    Side note: Remember I am half minority with 1% African blood, because the African Moors
    raped my home land of Spain for over 600 years. I don't blame any existing
    African or African American for that, they weren't there nor alive. I voted for Rand
    Paul, not Trump. I voted for Rand Paul b/c Rand tells the truth ...and takes the
    side of "truth" ...even opposing BOTH parties equally. He gets that logical/truthful
    reasoning from his dad Ron Paul who served in Congress for 37 years ...mostly
    as a Libertarian. So HOW are you gonna hate and attack me now for telln the
    truth? You CAN'T use the typical LABELS that you use as weapons on me b/c
    I am NOT those lables. Isn't it interesting that those screaming racism and
    tolerance are the ones who give the least tolerance and insist on "blood" if they
    choose to be "offended"? If you are SO offended by "words", I truly feel sorry
    for you and me. My parents taught me how to deal with ppl who "attack" me w
    bad words when I was in Kindergarten.

  • GB Ryan
    GB Ryan Month ago

    Utah fans are racist. lmfao

    LIFES TO SHORT Month ago

    B.S. I'm of the school if you big enough to pass a lick, You big enough to take one...

  • Darnell Lewis
    Darnell Lewis Month ago

    I support Russell

  • Ricardo Longoria
    Ricardo Longoria Month ago +1

    Did I miss the investigation that proved the fan was being racist? Watching ESPN makes me feel I must have.

    • Ricardo Longoria
      Ricardo Longoria Month ago

      Fotosynthesis858 Lol. You’re free to live your life worrying about skin color... I won’t join you.

    • Fotosynthesis858
      Fotosynthesis858 Month ago

      Ricardo Longoria I'm guessing you're white...

  • Neanderthal&Sambo Stomper

    Gotta start beating the shit outta these Pedophillic KKK Pink Incest Born Disease Carrying Devils. Flatout 😒

    • Neanderthal&Sambo Stomper
      Neanderthal&Sambo Stomper Month ago

      +Grant420 after what white ppl have done to black ppl, and continue to do to black ppl... That's a compliment 😁. So thank you

    • Grant420
      Grant420 Month ago

      You're racist lol

  • R.D. SMITH
    R.D. SMITH Month ago

    Once again you're expected to shut up and take the abuse.

  • Johnny Bones 216
    Johnny Bones 216 Month ago

    Another Jussie Smolett hoax

  • Nationof300
    Nationof300 Month ago

    Y’all bashing Westbrook for what he said but if this was the oLd DayS In bAskEtball like you old Mfs brag about then a player would’ve went up to the bleachers ready to fight. But Russ handle this situation with class but not beating the shit out of the fan

  • Erwin Johnson
    Erwin Johnson Month ago

    In a situation like this you are paid top dollar to play basketball not too entertain bullshit from on Lookers c'mon Russell see nothing say nothing this is a bumb looking for attention

  • reggie santos
    reggie santos Month ago

    Damn. Jalen Rose is getting it nightly from Molly

  • Ghost Ridah AK47
    Ghost Ridah AK47 Month ago

    Let's not bypass Jalen Rose fresh shape up. That thing sharp✔💯

  • scoobydooby stevearooney

    I dont believe russ. Watched dozens of videos guy doesnt say anything. I think Westbrook has a mental issue

  • e728cw
    e728cw Month ago +1

    Media censorship. Nice... Adolf Hitler also believed in the same thing.

  • Eulogia Carter
    Eulogia Carter Month ago +1

    Noone even cares about westbrook you dont see lebron crying about it and hes litterally the most hated on