Russell Westbrook pushed a fan who stepped onto the court and came face-to-face him with after Oklahoma City's loss at the Nuggets on Thursday.

Westbrook was walking off the court when the fan got in front of him. Westbrook pushed the fan in the shoulder with his left hand.

Westbrook was asked whether he felt that shoving the fan was the only way for him to protect himself, Westbrook responded, "Of course."

"You gotta be able to protect the players, man," he said. "The fans are obviously there to enjoy the game, but they can't come onto the floor. That's totally unacceptable.

"They'll look at it and figure out what's the best way to deal with it, but to me, that's just totally unacceptable."