On Wednesday night as the Oklahoma City Thunder hosted the Memphis Grizzlies, Thunder announcer Brian Davis said something he might want to take back. After watching Russell Westbrook turn a steal into points with a sweet assist, Davis said, “Westbrook is out of his cotton pickin’ mind.”
— Ximo Pierto (@XimoHighlights) April 12, 2018
Now, that phrase isn’t exactly politically correct. So, it’s hardly surprising that this stirred up a hornet’s nest on Twitter.
Brian Davis (announcer)- “Westbrook is out of his cotton pickin mind!” pic.twitter.com/ypn7VHq54N
— Grogu (@johnisbased) April 12, 2018
Pretty sure this commentator just said Westbrook is "out of his cotton picking mind" 🤔 pic.twitter.com/Qqd7m3JMiC
— bj (@BeJealous_) April 12, 2018
— Spencer Karpin (@SpencerKarpin) April 12, 2018
“Russell Westbrook is out of his cotton pickin mind!” Brian Davis pic.twitter.com/Em6tecPFJy
— Dr. Mandible (@EthanTylrWilson) April 12, 2018
"Westbrook is out of his cotton pickin mind" pic.twitter.com/hetqLDTB0x
— nahbruh (@derrrooldd) April 12, 2018
There were plenty of other, spicier responses to Brian Davis using that phrase that are a bit too intense to feature here. But you get the point. It wasn’t exactly well received.