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After accidentally slighting Russell Westbrook of the Los Angeles Lakers during an interview, the San Antonio Spurs rookie Jeremy Sochan clarified on Twitter that he is a big Westbrook fan.

“It’s banter, I was not intending on being disrespectful,” he tweeted with a laughing emoji. “[H]eat of the moment, I was playing a game baby.”

“Been one idol since I started watching the NBA and my dog is called Russell,” he continued.