Jazz owner Miller addresses Westbrook incident

NBA: Russell Westbrook unleashes profanity-laden tirade at fan after being provoked

Utah Jazz Ban Fan Who Had Heated, Racist Exchange With Russell Westbrook

The fan in question was quickly handed a lifetime ban from the Jazz, though he has threatened to file a lawsuit against Westbrook.

The Utah Jazz will strictly enforce the NBA Fan Code of Conduct with zero tolerance.

Before Game 4 of Oklahoma City's first-round playoff matchup against the Jazz, a fan called him "boy".

"Multiple players including Jazz players Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert backed Westbrook in how he handled the altercation in which he told the fan, "'I'll f-k you up.

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Westbrook has had run-ins with fans before - and reacted calmly last month when it appeared he was touched by a child sitting courtside.

"I don't really mind the fan interaction, but not while I'm at work and you're trying to get me to go", he said.

Monday was not the first time Keisel has called Westbrook "classless".

The Jazz ended up winning the game 120-100. Tyreke Evans missed his second straight game for personal reasons. "I'm sorry, this is just - because it happens so often, just, most of the time it doesn't get documented".

Per Woodyard, the team conducted an investigation to track down the fan from the previously leaked video.

Now, let us be clear: we want you to be loud. "But you don't need to cross the line and say something that you would never say if you were walking up to one of these guys on the street". We also do not allow disruptive behavior, including bullying, foul or abusive language, or obscene gestures. This is far from the first time that a Jazz fan has been accused of this, as former National Basketball Association forward Matt Barnes singled out Utah's fans when speaking on Colin Cowherd's The Herd in 2018, speaking about a time he visited the Jazz arena in 2007. Keisel maintains he did not say the racially charged statement, instead insisting he said "ice your knees".

Check out this thread from Eric Woodyard of the Deseret News, including video of the incident itself and Westbrook's postgame comments.

Miller noted in an email to season ticket holders that they are "accountable for whoever sits at [their] seats - whether [they're] at the game or not", and that the Jazz have the right to revoke the season tickets of seats in violation.

Former NBA star Matt Barnesadmitted in December that he had experienced racist fans during his 14-year-career and described Utah as being very racial and as having more "N-words than black people in the city". Unless the teams meet in the playoffs, the earliest he would play again in Salt Lake City is next October.

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