Sportspeople often have to deal with abuse from fans and sometimes, as in Eric Dier's case, they take the direct approach.
RJ Barrett took the Houston Rockets to task, earning the New York Knicks rookie praise from James Harden.
The Houston Rockets won in overtime behind Russell Westbrook's 41 points and Mike D'Antoni praised his "heart".
After being ejected in the fourth quarter of the Rockets' win over the Warriors, Russell Westbrook felt singled out.
The Rockets ended the Celtics' winning streak in the NBA as James Harden and Russell Westbrook combined to devastating effect.
After inspiring the Rockets against the Lakers, Russell Westbrook dedicated his performance to the late Kobe Bryant.
The Houston Rockets soared past the Los Angeles Lakers, while the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday.
NBA coaches left Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker off their list of 14 reserves for February's NBA All-Star Game.
Zion Williamson lived up to expectations as the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets both won in the NBA.
An epic Monday in the NBA served up surprise losses, overtime thrillers and brilliant displays from Ben Simmons and Damian Lillard.