LeBron James and Stephen Curry picked the 2018 All-Star teams behind closed doors, and Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook initially thought he had a problem with the list.
Following the team’s victory over the Washington Wizards, Westbrook had a humorous exchange with media members — while Carmelo Anthony heckled his teammate from a nearby locker.
Westbrook saw LeBron’s tweet sharing his All-Star roster, and the OKC guard’s name showed up last on the list. At first, Westbrook provided a generic answer. But then Carmelo shouted, “Tell ’em how you really feel!”
Westbrook’s tone changed, but that’s where the fun started. ESPN’s Royce Young posted a video of the moment.
Russell Westbrook asked his thoughts about being picked on LeBron’s team, thought he was the last pick. Informed it was just an alphabetical list, he made sure to correct Melo who was heckling nearby. pic.twitter.com/gPMgPr91Kz
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) January 26, 2018
Westbrook hadn’t realized LeBron wrote down his roster in alphabetical order.
When alerted by the media, Westbrook shouted back at Carmelo, “See, I told you man! Alphabetical order! Of course I was first.”
All’s well that end’s well, though the Wizards might’ve encountered an extra-motivated Westbrook on Thursday. He poured in 46 points to lift the Thunder past Bradley Beal and John Wall — two All-Stars who happened to be listed ahead of Russ on LeBron’s alphabetical list.