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Russell Westbrook almost runs over Clippers mop girl

May 12, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT


The speed and ferocity of the Thunder’s early attacks on the Clippers Sunday caught everyone off guard — including the girl who mops the floor.

In the first quarter the Clippers had the ball and, as she is supposed to do, the girl with the floor mop comes out at the other end and tries to wipe up any sweat on the floor. But then Russell Westbrook strips Chris Paul and is off the the races…

And that leaves the girl with the mop scrambling. She did a good job just getting out of there.

Hat tip to @JDonSports for the gif (and Lang at All Ball)

  1. apkyletexas - May 12, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    I’ve noticed more and more that the mop people are racing deep out onto the court by the 3-point line on what seems like far too many possessions. At some point, someone is going to get run over.

    And I will watch it over and over and laugh.

    • duhwighthoward - May 12, 2014 at 3:35 PM

      Westbrook flops on his 3’s, so the floor gets soaked there.

  2. dannymac17 - May 12, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    He didnt come anywhere close to running her over.

  3. calkinsrob - May 12, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    look at that 1st quarter lead. I cant believe the clippers won that game.

  4. norcalkingsfan - May 12, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Whoa! He almost came within ten feet of her. Thanks Kurt, your hard-hitting journalism is unparalleled in the sports world.

  5. teabone413 - May 12, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    westbrook is crazy fast. go ucla.

  6. biggestredmiami - May 12, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    The title of the article made it seem like it was going to be a lot funnier.

  7. john242322 - May 12, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    This is the most important article I’ve ever seen. Definitely glad they put this on here. very informative and insightful. Thank you Kurt helin

    • Kurt Helin - May 14, 2014 at 7:19 PM

      You clicked on it.

  8. brookwell2013 - May 12, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Man, like teabone said, Westbrook is blazing, that dude has to be among the fastes guards in the league, eh? Cheesh, who’s faster fellas? Wall?

  9. mogogo1 - May 12, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    All jokes aside, pretty risky for them to allow that during play. I guess she’s expected to mop with her head up so she can get out of the way? And what are the rules concerning this? Is she considered part of the court like referees? So, if Westbrook had ran into her and lost the ball play would have just continued?

  10. ufools - May 12, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Don’t forget Durant, Duhwhight.

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