Westbrook’s ugly gesture to a young fan that is being widely criticized on social media

Being a professional athlete and a star in a sport such as basketball should also mean living up to the highest standards off the court, which includes being approachable to fans, especially youngsters.

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Russell Westbrook fell well short of these standards when he played a central role in a fiasco that is being heavily criticized on social media.

A video appeared to show the former Oklahoma City Thunder star ignore a young fan who wanted him to sign his jersey.

The situation occurred as the Lakers was entering a restaurant, although there were no other fans around, it wasn’t as if Westbrook was swamped with other people as he was trying to merely go along with his everyday life.