Villanueva on Russell Westbrook pre-game dance: ‘Go to a nightclub’

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Watch: Charlie Villanueva to Russell Westbrook: If you want to dance, go to a nightclub
Wednesday April 20th, 2016

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Mavericks forward Charlie Villanueva took exception to Russell Westbrook’s pre-game dance routine, and sent a message to the Thunder guard after Monday’s game.

“If you want to go dancing and stuff like that, go to a nightclub,” Villanueva said on a Fox Pro Cast video. “Go to a club and dance. Go to Dancing With the Stars and be a dancer. You want to battle and dance? We can battle. But not in a basketball game. Plus, they were in my way, too, so I wasn’t necessarily interrupting their dance.”

Watch: Mavericks try interrupting Russell Westbrook’s pregame dance

Villanueva and Justin Anderson walked between Westbrook and Thunder rookie Cameron Payne as they were performing a dance routine similar to those they have been doing all season.

After the Round 1 playoff game, which the Mavericks won to even the series, Westbrook called out Villanueva, saying his antics are “for the guys that don’t play.”

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The Mavericks and Thunder will play Game 3 of the series on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.

- Erin Flynn

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