Well that was unexpected.
Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney was caught by cameras taunting Russell Westbrook during the Thunder’s Game 4 matchup against the Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah Monday night.
Romney, who resides in Utah and is planning to run for the state’s soon-to-be vacant senate seat once Sen. Orrin Hatch retires, had courtside seats for Monday’s game.
The 71-year-old politician mocked Westbrook after the Thunder guard picked up his fourth foul with 1:26 left in the first half. Shortly after Westbrook was called for an offensive charge, Romney, wearing a Rodney Hood Jazz jersey (over a dress shirt), was seen clapping and holding up four fingers and yelling “That’s four!” in Westbrook’s direction.
Russell Westbrook was mocked by Mitt Romney Monday.
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Westbrook did not appear to respond.
The Jazz lead the Thunder 2-1 in the seven game series.