The heated rivalry between All-Stars Russell Westbrook and Damian Lillard has come to life once again inside the NBA Bubble.
It’s no surprise that Westbrook loves playing against Lillard and Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic. These three NBA players had multiple heated exchanges in the past few years, and with the Rockets meeting the Blazers for the first time in Orlando, the usual suspects were back at it once again.
Midway through the fourth, Nurkic was called for a personal foul as he inadvertently tripped a driving Westbrook. After the play, Brodie approached the Portland bench where he was met by Lillard.
Westbrook waved him off and was seemingly pointing to Nurkic as they were all separated by the refs. He wanted to make sure that the entire Blazers bench knew that he didn’t appreciate the foul.
Russell Westbrook let Damian Lillard know be didnt like this foul by Jusuf Nurkic 😬 pic.twitter.com/NEEXEUwm98
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) August 5, 2020
This isn’t the first time that the Rockets guard was accidentally tripped by Nurkic during a game. In March of 2019, Nurkic and Westbrook were caught in an altercation after the Bosnian Beast inadvertently tripped the then-Oklahoma City Thunder guard on their way to the other side of the floor.
Maybe Nurkic just has really big feet?
Good thing though, Tuesday night’s incident didn’t turn out as ugly as the one back in 2019.
Damian Lillard has always been ready to back his teammates up, and with Russell Westbrook verbally jabbing at Jusuf Nurkic, Dame wasn’t going to stand behind.
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