Video: As Corey Brewer talks about Russell Westbrook, Russ in background yelling for someone to give him his money
Following the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 115-87 blowout victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night, newly-acquired OKC forward Corey Brewer opened up to members of the media about now being teammates with superstar point guard Russell Westbrook.
“I think it’s perfect for me,” Brewer said of Westbrook. “I love it because that’s what I do. I’m running right with him. It makes it easy on both of us. Because I run with him, he runs, and one of us is gonna get a layup.”
However, in a video posted by Thunder beat writer Fred Katz of the Norman Transcript, Westbrook can be heard in the background attempting to collect money from another teammate.
Here’s Corey Brewer talking about Russell Westbrook with Russ in the background yelling at someone to give him his money pic.twitter.com/YyHzTyImGs
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) March 9, 2018
Here’s my theory about what is going on in the background: if you listen closely enough, Russ can be heard saying “we kicked y’all ass” and seems to say the words ”Bruins” and “Cardinal” as well. This leads me to think that Westbrook, who played college ball for the UCLA Bruins, is talking to teammate Josh Huestis, who played for the Stanford Cardinal, and is referencing UCLA’s 88-77 victory over Stanford in the PAC-12 Tournament on Thursday.
Huestis could very well have lost a bet to Westbrook over their alma maters squaring off, but that’s just my take on it. This also reminds me of a scene from one of the earlier “Family Guy” episodes when Brian loses a $50 bet to Stewie over a celebrity boxing match featuring 97-year-old actress Carol Channing and retired professional heavyweight boxer, Mike Tyson. When Brian does not pay Stewie back his money right away, the Griffin family’s dog is mercilessly beaten up while Stewie continues to yell “where’s my money?” over and over.
As for Brewer, the 32-year old was signed by the Thunder last week after his release from the Los Angeles Lakers and made his first start for OKC at shooting guard last night against the Suns. With defensive standout guard Andre Roberson out for the season, Brewer could be the missing piece in the Thunder lineup with his defensive tenacity.