Jazz owner Gail Miller addresses Russell Westbrook incident

Jazz owner Gail Miller addresses Russell Westbrook incident

"I don't think it's fair to the players, not just to me but I don't think it's fair to the players", Westbrook said.

Another email to season-ticket holders said the team can revoke those tickets regardless of who is sitting in those seats for a particular game.

Bill Simmons spoke about Utah's reputation among players for nasty fan behavior, in his most recent podcast. Keisel, though, says Westbrook misunderstood what Keisel yelled.

On Tuesday, the Utah Jazz franchise banned Keisel for life from ever returning to watch a game.

"To me that's just completely disrespectful", Westbrook said. He said he was responding to a racial taunt, and not for the first time in Salt Lake City. "To me, I think it's racial, and I think it's inappropriate and insensitive", Westbrook said after the game. "To me, disrespect will not be taken from me".

So, the Bulls will probably get a chance to draft Morant or Garland if point guard is the direction they want to go, but you can count on a lot of posturing and best player available talk leading up to draft night, unless the lottery combinations work in the Bulls' favor and they get the chance to draft Zion Williamson number one. "She was sat down the entire time", the fan said.

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This leads to the question of how can organizations provide their fans with a great game experience, but also protect the players from unruly spectators? "It hurts to see other people calling Jazz fans racist". "He's not coming off and just talking to the fans, saying stuff to them".

According to a report from The Athletic's Shams Charania, the league has sent a memo to every team to create a PSA stressing the "importance of respect and civility in National Basketball Association arenas". "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".

Pacers forward Ron Artest jumped into the stands after a fan threw a cup at him while he was resting on the scorer's table. The ban is based on excessive and derogatory verbal abuse directed at a player during the game that violated the NBA Code of Conduct. Westbrook claimed that Keisel said to "get down on my knees like you're used to".

Monday's incident was painful for Miller and for the players who wear the Utah Jazz jersey.

The Thunder did not have any comment other than the statement Westbrook made to reporters after the game.

Westbrook said after the Thunder's 98-89 win over the Jazz that the fan told him to "Get down on your knees like you're used to". "Be bigger than that.' But a lot of times, if it's personal, it becomes some things that you just can not deny or you can not ignore". He appeared to swat the phone out of a fan's hand following a loss in Game 6 of the Thunder's first round series against the Jazz last season.

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