Jazz ban fan, Westbrook fined $25K over exchange

The Utah Jazz announced Tuesday that they have permanently banned a fan who engaged in “inappropriate interaction” with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook during Monday’s game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.

Shane Keisel, who publicly revealed he was the fan involved, will not be allowed to attend any events at the arena.

Westbrook said after the contest that he was the victim of a disrespectful comment that he took as a racial barb. Westbrook was fined $25,000 on Tuesday by the NBA for “directing profanity and threatening language to a fan.”….

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