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VIDEO: Remembering When a Sixers Fan Flipped Off Russell Westbrook With Double Middle Fingers Courtside

By michael obermuller
This Sixers fan lets Russell Westbrook have it early in this game.
This Sixers fan lets Russell Westbrook have it early in this game. / YouTube/CavsUnlimited

Philly fans have created quite the reputation for themselves over the years. Whether it's the Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, Phillies or 76ers, these fans bring it at home games.

Sometimes they may even go too far, and that's probably what Russell Westbrook was thinking during this interaction.

The courtside Sixers fan gives Westbrook not only one middle finger, but his own version of a triple-double with two fingers and some explicit language to boot.

Westbrook's confusion turns to anger as he appeals to the referee, but what can the on-court official do other than recommend that security remove the man from the arena? Not much, sorry Russ.

Sometimes you just have to have thick skin when it comes to opposing fans, but Philly fans are another breed altogether, and this man epitomized that. This is not the only time Westbrook has gotten disrespected by a patron either, so it's no surprise the star isn't pleased.

To paraphrase a quote from the film Chinatown, "forget it, Russ. It's Philadelphia."

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Michael Obermuller is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Michael Obermuller also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username king_mizzard. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.