Russell Westbrook Blasts Refs After Ejection, Says He’s Treated Differently Than Other Players

Thunder star point guard Russell Westbrook didn’t get to finish his team’s 114-80 loss to the Grizzlies on Thursday after picking up two technical fouls in succession in the third quarter and earning an ejection.

Westbrook said after the game he is fed up with what he sees as harsh treatment by NBA referees.

“Honestly, I don’t know, man. Honestly, it’s crazy to be ejected like that, especially when I didn’t do nothing,” Westbrook said, via ESPN.com. “It’s just crazy, man. Especially for me, because I feel like I don’t get the benefit of the doubt most of the time, especially throughout the game with refs.

“Honestly, I don’t know, man. Honestly, it’s crazy to be ejected like that, especially when I didn’t do nothing,” Westbrook said, via ESPN.com. “It’s just crazy, man. Especially for me, because I feel like I don’t get the benefit of the doubt most of the time, especially throughout the game with refs.

“I get so many techs just for talking. I can’t even say nothing when I’m getting hammered every time I go to the basket throughout the games and previous games. Not tonight, but every night. I just don’t get reffed the same way as other people, and I don’t appreciate it.”

Westbrook became the only player in the past 25 years (regular season) to be ejected while finishing with no assists and more than five turnovers (six). He finished the game with 21 points in 23 minutes.

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