Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook allowed his emotions to get the best of him during Friday’s 116-100 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Westbrook was ejected from the contest after earning two technical fouls as a result of Rajon Rondo.

While Westbrook and Rondo were going back and forth all game, Westbrook blamed himself for getting ejected, saying he can’t allow himself to “stoop down to anybody’s level.”

Westbrook admitted there was some trash talking involved, but said he’s “got to be better” in those situations.