Westbrook heckler banned from all occasions at Vivent Smart Home Arena.
The Utah Jazz have introduced that the fan who heckled Russell Westbrook, 45-year previous Shane Keisel, has been completely banned from all occasions at Vivent Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.
After Monday night time’s recreation, that he by no means cursed at Westbrook and that the Thunder star merely “went nuts.” However, the Jazz carried out an investigation via video assessment and eyewitness accounts that proved in any other case.
The Jazz assertion reads partly, “The group carried out an investigation via video assessment and eyewitness accounts. The ban is predicated on extreme and derogatory verbal abuse directed at a participant through the recreation that violated the NBA Code of Conduct.”
Steve Starks, President of the Utah Jazz, added:
“Offensive and abusive habits doesn’t mirror the values of the Miller household, our group and the group. We all have a accountability to respect the sport of basketball and, extra importantly, one another as human beings. This has all the time been an indicator of our unbelievable fan base and will endlessly be our normal shifting ahead.”
Keisel deleted his twitter account after final night time’s altercation, however the screenshots had been secured effectively earlier than he had a possibility to take action.
Check out a few of his now-deleted tweets under.