Thunder suspends play-by-play man for 'offensive' remark during Wednesday's game

Aubrey Yates
April 14, 2018

Russell Westbrook turned in a remarkable performance in the Oklahoma City Thunder's final regular-season game Wednesday night, posting six points, 20 rebounds and 19 assists in a 137-123 win over the Memphis Grizzlies to finish with his second-straight season averaging a triple-double. He assures us it was not meant in any sort of offensive or derogatory manner and he apologizes. "But again, we feel strongly that it's inappropriate and offensive".

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The Oklahoma City Thunder responded to Davis' comments Thursday, saying that although he says he was misinterpreted, his words were "offensive and inappropriate".

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Davis has had extensive experience calling games for the Seattle SuperSonics, the Thunder, as well as many Division I college games throughout his career.

Mahoney added that he wasn't sure if Davis, who is a full-time employee of the team, would apologize for his comments in a future broadcast.

"That's really up to Brian", he said. 'Again, we've expressed to him strongly that it was offensive and inappropriate, and that's all we can do for right now'.

"I'm very, very blessed to go out and play every single night", Westbrook said in a post-game interview. Its first playoff game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Oklahoma City against the Utah Jazz.

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