Terence Davis once tried trash-talking Westbrook and it went all wrong

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Russell Westbrook has established himself as a fierce competitor on the court and often has the trash talk to back up his play. If any player can attest to that, it is Toronto Raptors rookie Terence Davis.

Westbrook doesn’t often back down from opponents and has been known to go back and forth with other players. He has infamously had a longstanding beef with Patrick Beverley and Joel Embiid to name a few and Davis may now be on that list, too.

Davis was facing Westbrook and the Houston Rockets during a preseason game in Saitama, Japan. As Davis recalled in an interview with Alex Wong of Yahoo Sports Canada, he was sitting on the bench when he started trash-talking Westbrook.

“I yelled out to Westbrook,” Davis said. “I said, ‘That broke!’”

After Davis yelled over to him, Westbrook heard Davis and then proceeded to approach the Raptors’ bench when teammate James Harden joined him during the process.

“They let me have it,” Davis said. “They were talking to me bad. I’m talking about bad. They welcomed me to the league.”

To Davis’ credit, Westbrook shot just 24% (4-of-17) from 3-point range during those two games against the Raptors in Japan but talking trash to Westbrook still isn’t advisable as a rookie.

The exchange with Westbrook proved to be the ultimate ‘Welcome to the NBA’ moment for Davis in what would become a solid rookie campaign by the undrafted guard.

Davis may have had the last laugh, though, because Westbrook and Harden were yelling at him to make the Raptors roster. Little did they know, Davis had already earned a guaranteed contract from the team.