Who exactly are the Oklahoma City Thunder? When Sam Presti and company retooled this offseason, acquiring Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, they were unanimously considered a contender. But they have been up and down all year, always on the verge of breaking through but never quite getting there, and now their season is on the brink.
The Utah Jazz took a commanding 3-1 lead in their first-round series Monday night. During the game, which Utah won 113-96 thanks to strong second and third quarters, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney popped up. Romney, sporting a Jazz jersey, heckled Russell Westbrook, who got into early foul trouble and picked up his fourth before the half.
This game has everything, including Mitt Romney taunting Westbrook lol pic.twitter.com/dGmu2v9RFy— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) April 24, 2018
That's not a David Stockton jersey—Romney had his own custom 'fit. People on Twitter popped off with jokes about Romney, who is now running for U.S. Senate in Utah to succeed the retiring Orrin Hatch.
BREAKING: Mitt Romney is having dinner with Russell Westbrook and will now endorse him for MVP https://t.co/rE1UWzs3eD— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) April 24, 2018
Of course pic.twitter.com/m5PC7YEpeI— Anthony F. Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA) April 24, 2018
Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney vs Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney pic.twitter.com/4liTzrmAj8— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) April 24, 2018
When I said the Thunder/Jazz game was going to be must watch even I didn’t expect Russ to be taunted by Mitt Romney for getting 4 fouls in the first half pic.twitter.com/PniVqAqrT9— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) April 24, 2018
imagine being taunted by Mitt Romney wearing a basketball jersey over a tucked in dress shirt— Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) April 24, 2018
no amount of triple doubles can make a soul come to terms with that pic.twitter.com/dllLGHBpM6
Westbrook, the 2016-17 MVP, averaged a triple-double again this season, but he has struggled in the playoffs. His team will fight for its life in Game 5 in Oklahoma City Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. ET. The game will air on NBATV.