Utah Jazz Owner Apologizes For Russell Westbrook Incident

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Earlier this week, Russell Westbrook was involved in a heated exchange with a Utah Jazz fan, where it's since been reported that the fan was shouting racial taunts at the Thunder point guard, which led to lifetime banishment of the fan in question.

Part of the incident, which occurred during the Thunder's 98-89 victory on Monday night, was captured on video and posted on social media.

"I promise you", Westbrook continues. A video of the incident show Westbrook repeatedly saying, "I'll f*ck you up!" Westbrook then flagged down security to handle the matter. "I swear to god".

"I don't mind the fan interaction but not when I'm at work and you're trying to get me to go... let me come in your office and yell in your ear like that".

"At the end of close games, there's going to be contact", Thunder coach Billy Donovan said.

The Utah Jazz have reportedly banned another fan for life from Vivint Smart Home Arena. "There is no place in our game for personal attacks or disrespect".

Keisel told Salt Lake City television station KSL that he told Westbrook to "sit down and ice your knees, bro". Keisel said his wife, Jennifer Huff, didn't participate in the exchange. "I don't really understand why grown men get off by coming in to someone else's job and saying bulls-t". They are expected to keep quiet and just play ball.

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". When bad incidents like Monday night happen, it not only affects the player it's directed at, it also affects our players", she said later.

"He just went nuts", Keisel told ESPN.

"She never left her seat", Keisel said. She never stood up. "When that happens I want to jump up and shout, 'Stop!'" Don't threaten a woman. "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". Receipts were found where Keisel ran his mouth in the past about Westbrook and others.

Westbrook was also fined $25,000 after the language he used in the video surfaced. The problem is fans sitting close to the court voicing more than just displeasure towards the actual game.

The ban comes three days after issuing their first such ban to a fan for similar actions.

Michele Roberts, executive director of the National Basketball Players Association said that the league must adapt a zero-tolerance policy for fan misconduct. "It's truly disrespectful. Talk about your families, your kids".

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".

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