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Charlie Villanueva: Real quick…I’d like to address this issue since I still get asked about it. I guess I cannot ignore this, especially with this being my first post of the year…but in response to that fight with Russell Westbrook. So I did not mean to grab him like that, I really wanted to separate him from JJ and protect my teammate. To keep it 100, I am always going to protect my teammate, regardless of who. That is my mentality and I am not apologetic about that. Nothing against Russell, I respect the league and my fellow colleagues, I will simply always have JJ’s back. It might have been a Latino thing.
Even if you can’t drive to the basket like Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea, you can still look like the veteran hoopster. Barea has entered the world of fashion and will debut a men’s collection in conjunction with Dallas boutique DEMERARA on Thursday. “Well it’s something different I had never done it before,” Barea said in a recent interview with WFAA-TV. “I like clothes. We got to dress up nice for games, for everything we do.”
On if one fan was screaming “scoreboard” at him and he responded, “Do you have a ring?” Did that happen? Barea: “Yeah, that was accurate. He was yelling at me and he said that. And I just needed to say something back and that came to me really quick. So I just said that back. It was pretty good. He didn’t say nothing else.”
But despite the lopsided score, Barea, Westbrook and a crew of pesky backups at least inserted entertainment where competitiveness wasn’t, providing some drama for a Thunder crowd that included former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield. “That’s how Barea is,” Kevin Durant said. “He’s a chippy player. He has to be that way. He’s the smallest guy in the league, one of the toughest guys, (too).”
J.J. Barea on being booed in Oklahoma City after his brouhahas with Russell Westbrook: “I don’t have a problem in it. I know deep down that they like me here in Oklahoma. Deep down, they like me, but if they want to boo me, I’m fine with it.” One fan taunted Barea by saying, “Scoreboard.” His reply: “How many rings you got?”