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SportJazz owner Gail Miller addresses Russell Westbrook incident

06:45  15 march  2019
06:45  15 march  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Russell Westbrook involved in heated exchange with Jazz fans: 'I'll f— you up’

Russell Westbrook involved in heated exchange with Jazz fans: 'I'll f— you up’ After the incident, five spectators received "warning cards” for their behavior, according to the Deseret News. But, they were not kicked out of the arena and returned to their seats, the report says. Five Utah Jazz fans received "warning cards" that their comments, gestures and/or behaviors directed at players were in violation of the NBA Fan Code of Conduct, but were able to return to their seats after their altercation with Russell Westbrook.— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) March 12, 2019 Thunder forward Patrick Patterson detailed the exchange on Twitter following the game.

Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell responded to Westbrook ’s comments last season, saying these incidents happen everywhere, not just in Utah. Following last night’s incident , Mitchell tweeted he was “personally hurt by the incident .” “As a black man living in a community I love, and playing on a team

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Jazz owner Gail Miller addresses Russell Westbrook incident © Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited

Jazz owner Gail Miller on Thursday sent an email to all the fans on the team's mailing list reminding them of the NBA’s Code of Conduct in the wake of an incident involving Russell Westbrook earlier this week.

She also took a few moments to address the crowd at the Vivint Smart Home Arena ahead of Utah's game against the Timberwolves.

“I am extremely disappointed that one of our quote ‘fans’ conducted himself in such a way as to offend not only a guest in our arena, but also me personally, my family, our organization, the community, our players and you, as the best fans in the NBA,” Miller said.

LeBron James defends Russell Westbrook, salutes Jazz for banning fan

LeBron James defends Russell Westbrook, salutes Jazz for banning fan Westbrook was captured on video screaming “I'll f— you up, you and your wife” to a heckler during Oklahoma City’s 98-89 win over the Jazz.

    SALT LAKE CITY — Shane Keisel, the Jazz fan who engaged in an altercation with Russell Westbrook during Monday's game, has been permanently banned by the Utah Jazz , the Larry H. Miller Group announced Tuesday. The ban is effective immediately and includes all arena events.

Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell responded to Westbrook 's comments last season, saying these incidents happen everywhere, not just in Utah. Following last night's incident , Mitchell tweeted he was "personally hurt by the incident ." "As a black man living in a community I love, and playing on a team

“This should never happen. We are not a racist community. We believe in treating people with courtesy and respect as human beings. From time to time, individual fans exhibit poor behavior and forget their manners and disrespect players on other teams. When that happens, I want you to jump up and shout ‘stop.’ We have a code of conduct in this arena. It will be strictly enforced.”

Westbrook was captured on video screaming “I'll f— you up, you and your wife” to a heckler during Oklahoma City’s 98-89 win at Utah on Monday. The Thunder star explained after the game the that the fan told him to "get down on your knees like you used to.”

Jazz ban second fan for exchange with Russell Westbrook during 2018 playoffs

Jazz ban second fan for exchange with Russell Westbrook during 2018 playoffs Video of the incident, before the Jazz and Thunder met in Game 4 of their first-round series, shows a fan calling Westbrook “boy.”

Russell Westbrook was heckled by a fan during the Thunder's game against the Jazz on Monday The Jazz have permanently banned a fan who heckled Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook "Offensive and abusive behavior does not reflect the values of the Miller family, our organization and

Westbrook said the incident started when, "a young man and his wife in the stands told [him] 'to get James also praised the Jazz for permanently banning the fan who heckled Westbrook , adding that "Offensive and abusive behavior does not reflect the values of the Miller family, our organization and

The Jazz banned the fan from the venue Tuesday afternoon, while Westbrook was fined $25,000 for "directing profanity and threatening language to a fan."

“When bad incidents like Monday night happen, it not only affects the player it’s directed at, it also affects our players. Other teams are not our enemies, they are our competition," Miller said. "Competition is a good thing. It allows players to showcase their talents, it allows fans to encourage, appreciate, cheer for, and enjoy those who share those talents with us.

“Use your energy cheering our team, with your honest, sincere enthusiasm, rather than degrading or demeaning players on the opposing team. No one wins when respect goes away. Let’s keep a supporting atmosphere that our players know and deserve.”

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.

Celtics ban fan for using racial slur toward DeMarcus Cousins, report says.
The Celtics have made no formal announcement regarding the reported suspension. Cousins told Yahoo earlier this week it’s not uncommon to hear similar slurs from the stands throughout the season. “Oh, I’ve been called n—,” Cousins said. “And it’s crazy because this has happened to me on a few occasions. I reported it to the league, and, you know, I may have said whatever I said back and I was still punished for it. But obviously it became a bigger issue when it was [Russell Westbrook], and he was still fined for it. I don’t really understand it. We’re the product.

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