The Sixers Fan Who Flipped Off Russ Westbrook Is A Doctor, Comedian, Trump Place Tenant

  • Geoff Magliocchetti

Say what you will about Marlins Man, at least he watches and enjoys the game!

Well, this fellow…I called him Mr. Fingers before learning his real name, Richard Harkaway…was watching the game from what I can tell, but he sure as all heck wasn’t enjoying it evidenced by his gesture.

In case you missed it, this comes from last night’s season opener between the Oklahoma City¬†Westbrooks Thunder and the Philadelphia¬†Process 76ers, when the grown adult Harkaway rose from his seat after a Westbrook basket and one to give Russ a little message. He raised two fingers, but it sure as heck wasn’t a peace sign…

Let’s get the obvious out of the way and say Westbrook handles this like a boss. None of us in our right…or wrong…mind would walk away from this with the “gentleman” twice our age still standing, so it’s cool Russ handled it with as much class as he did the Kevin Durant departure.

But let’s get back to Mr. Harkaway…or shall we say DOCTOR Harkaway? Move over Strange, because there’s a new Doctor taking over the nation. Via information obtained from philly.com, Dr. Harkaway is a urologist at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. His detailed physician file can be found here. Despite his propensity to insult NBA players, Dr. Harkaway, like Westbrook, seems to be very, very good at what he does. In 2007, he was named Top Doc by Philadelphia Magazine.

Harkaway also has a small connection with the Republican nominee for President, a guy you definitely haven’t heard of named Donald Trump. According to info obtained by, again, philly.com, Harkaway resides in a $1.3 million condo at Trump Place in New York City. In another Trump connection, Harkaway doubles as a stand-up comic, headlining an even at Trump’s Taj Mahal Casino this July 16. So if you liked his schtick at the game, there’s plenty more where that came from!

With Halloween quick approaching, it appears we have a new contender for hottest costume too, as all you need is a red shirt, jeans, Sixers jersey (appears to be Allen Iverson) and glasses and you’re good to go! (Sorry David Pumpkins and Ken Bone).

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffMags5490