Zaza Pachulia Purposely Fell Down Hard on Russell Westbrook's Legs


Pachulia is a physical player, but there is a fine line between being physical and being a dirty player.

Members of the Oklahoma City Thunder were less than impressed with Golden State Warriors big man Zaza Pachulia after he fell on top of Russell Westbrook, during his team's 32-point blowout victory at Oracle Arena.

When asked by reporters after the game, Westbrook did not hold back.

This all started after Westbrook missed a shot and there was a battle for the rebound. Pachulia in a game last season decked Westbrook coming off a screen and drew a flagrant foul and then stood over him.

Pachulia said he no comment on Westbrook's claim, per ESPN's Chris Haynes: "That's childish".

Thunder teammate Paul George was similarly unimpressed by the act, agreeing with Westbrook's initial summation. That's Zaza making a Zaza play.

Kyrie Irving chimed in on Instagram, commenting that the National Basketball Association needs to address the incident.

This isn't the first time Pachulia has found himself in the spotlight for his "intentional/not intentional" style of play. The Warriors beat the Thunder at home Saturday behind a monster third quarter, but even after the game ended the storylines were flowing.