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"I'll f**k you up".

In another post that came right after the incident, Keisel wrote, "come at me n-r boy". "You think I'm playing".

A video captured by Jazz beat writer Eric Woodyard of The Deseret News showed Westbrook in a heated confrontation with a fan near the Thunder bench.

Of course, players having confrontations with fans does not just happen in Utah as Westbrook, and others, have faced similar situations in other National Basketball Association arenas. Hate speech is unnacceptable.

They came to a conclusion that backed up Westbrook's account of the exchange and issued the following statement Tuesday afternoon.

Westbrook, who was booed by Jazz fans throughout, calmed himself enough to add 23 points (9/19 FG, 2/4 3PT), 11 rebounds and 8 assists in a quality all-round effort. Much of it has been directed at their families, according to Westbrook. "The Utah Jazz previously announced that the individual involved in the incident with Westbrook has been permanently banned from Vivint Smart Home Arena". Keisel said Westbrook told him it was heat on his knees, to which Keisel hollered, "You're going to need it". After the game, Westbrook had an opportunity to speak to the media about the situation where he expressed that he will no longer tolerate disrespect from the fans. Keisel, though, disagreed, telling ESPN that he told Westbrook to "ice those knees up!"

The Thunder's Patrick Patterson and Raymond Felton confirmed Westbrook's account of the fan's behavior. I was the one talking to him, but don't threaten a woman.

"Obviously Russ is a very passionate guy", James said.

Nothing to that extreme has happened since, though incidents between players and fans are hardly uncommon.

'We self-induced some of their runs, ' Thunder coach Billy Donovan said.

"So I just think it's disrespectful, and they get the chance to do whatever they want to do".

Gobert said he was also bothered when Westbrook was touched by a boy sitting courtside in Denver last month.

Westbrook's teammates came to his defense following the game. Everything I love, I promise you. 'We weren't expecting that.

While NBA megastar LeBron James didn't point to one particular instance where he was the target of fans' racism, he did say he tries to block everything out before stating the obvious about the league: "Racism, we know, exists".

A row between Westbrook and a pair of Jazz supporters in the stands took place early in the second quarter after what he felt was a racial taunt. "People pay money to watch us and feel like they can touch us or do whatever they want".

Westbrook recently objected to a young fan touching him on the sideline during a game.The fan said in a TV interview that neither he nor his wife cursed at Westbrook.


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