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Russell Westbrook's response to swearing Sixers fan is brilliant

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Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder began their season with a close win over the Philadelphia 76ers last night. 

The point guard unsurprisingly led the way with 32 points and 12 rebounds - he would've had a triple-double had Victor Oladipo not botched a layup attempt - but it was not the most talked about moment of the night. 

No, that award goes to the one Philadelphia 76ers fan who made his feelings about Westbrook clear for the world to see. 

Off a Jahlil Okafor turnover, with the Thunder down 11 early on, the ball found its way to Westbrook, who fought his way through three defenders, drew a foul and finished a layup for the and-one opportunity.

Flexing to the crowd in the Well Fargo Center, the five-time All-Star was greeted by a Sixers fan flipping him the bird while shouting some far from pleasant expletives. 

Westbrook's reaction was perfect; the UCLA alumni looked away in bemusement while pointing at the 'supporter'. He then went on to explain to the referee what had happened. 

The Philly supporter was later ejected from the arena. 

It was a brilliant night for fan interaction in Pennsylvania. Sixers supporters serenaded rookie Joel Embiid with chants of 'MVP' and 'Trust the Process' while he was at the free-throw line after two years of waiting for the much-hyped center to make his debut. 

However, this was a low point. But Russ didn't let it affect him, and he had the last laugh as the Thunder left with the W. 

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