Mavericks forward Charlie Villanueva took exception to Russell Westbrook’s pre-game dance routine, and sent a message to the Thunder guard after Monday’s game.
“If you want to go dancing and stuff like that, go to a nightclub,” Villanueva said on a Fox Pro Cast video. “Go to a club and dance. Go to Dancing With the Stars and be a dancer. You want to battle and dance? We can battle. But not in a basketball game. Plus, they were in my way, too, so I wasn’t necessarily interrupting their dance.”
Villanueva and Justin Anderson walked between Westbrook and Thunder rookie Cameron Payne as they were performing a dance routine similar to those they have been doing all season.
After the Round 1 playoff game, which the Mavericks won to even the series, Westbrook called out Villanueva, saying his antics are “for the guys that don’t play.”
The Mavericks and Thunder will play Game 3 of the series on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.
- Erin Flynn