Thunder Blow Big Lead and Lose at Indiana

Annette Crawford
March 15, 2019

I am truly onboard with this idea because basketball is the only sport where the fan is feet away from the player.

Keisel, who initiated the confrontation, has been handed a permanent ban from Vivint Smart Home Arena, home off the Jazz following an investigation by the team.

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"He had ice or heat, I said "sit down and ice your knees, bro", and he said "that's heat, that's heat".

Westbrook was caught on video threatening a fan, who - according to multiple Thunder players - yelled at Westbrook to "get down on your knees like you used to".

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.

The threat was in response to a comment the 45-year-old fan said.


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Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving chuckled when he was asked about Russell Westbrook's highly publicized interaction with a Utah Jazz fan Tuesday evening. "It is a disrespect to the game and I think it is something that needs to be brought up". I don't think it's fair to the players - not just to me, but I don't think it's fair to the players. And that's-everybody says that, it's not, this is not one of those things where it's like "Simmons accuses", like, whatever, I could see the awful blog posts being written.

"He just went nuts", Keisel told ESPN. She never stood up. He made it clear that there was no swear word uttered by him or his wife, who was also threatened by Westbrook. I mean, it's all fine, we're having fun and games with the guy and we're talking, but at the end of the day, no man should threaten a woman, period.

Keisel said he is exploring a lawsuit against Westbrook.

Devin Deaton, a Jazz fan from Sandy, told the Deseret News in an email that he wanted to use the fundraiser "as the engine to get the message out to the world and change the national narrative on citizens of Utah, fans of the Jazz and those that call Utah 'home'". The eight-time All-Star got in a pair of verbal altercations with Jazz fans in the series-clinching Game 6 loss previous year when he swiped at a fan who was filming him leaving the court and yelled at another fan who confronted him at the tunnel. That came after he had snapped at another fan as he exited the court at halftime. Players and coaches on both teams can hear you, and we expect all fans to respect them-as well as the game officials, arena employees, and other fans at the arena.

In Salt Lake City, Jazz owner Gail Miller spoke to the crowd on Friday prior to their 120-100 win over Minnesota to address the kerfuffle between Westbrook and their fans. It's truly disrespectful. Talk about your families, your kids.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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