NBA playoffs: Russell Westbrook fined for 'inappropriate language'

Westbrook knew what happened in the fourth quarter of Game 2 and he expressed himself accordingly. Now he's $15,000 poorer.

Russell Westbrook probably knew he was going to be fined for this comment, but he said it anyway.

"I don't give a f— about the line. We lost."

Westbrook said that in the postgame press conference after the Thunder's 115-111 loss to Houston Wednesday night. ESPN was unable to censor the comment as the interview was live, and you just can't do that. Now, the NBA has fined him $15,000 for it.

"I guess if you cuss, you get fined," Westbrook told reporters Friday, via The Oklahoman. "... It is what it is. I'm OK with it. I'll take it."

Leave it to Westbrook to tell it like it is. Maybe his fans will pay for his fine like Grizzlies coach David Fizdale's players are paying for his.

Either way, in a world where many players and coaches are ruled by cliches Westbrook will always give it to you straight. There is worth in that — $15,000 worth apparently.

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