Jazz owner Gail Miller addresses Russell Westbrook incident


It's clear that opposing teams' fans seem to enjoy targeting Westbrook, who's one of the NBA's most polarizing players and wears his emotions on his sleeve.

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. The Oklahoma City Thunder star's words for Utah Jazz fan Shane Keisel have already been well documented, but it also shined a light on what could be a much larger issue: Does the National Basketball Association have a racist white fan problem?

Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving chuckled when he was asked about Russell Westbrook's highly publicized interaction with a Utah Jazz fan Tuesday evening.

Westbrook was captured on video screaming "I'll f- you up, you and your wife" to hecklers Monday during Oklahoma City's 98-89 win over the Jazz. "We needed a win against a playoff team, and that's what we've got to do going forward".

Players from both teams applauded Miller's speech. In my two years of knowing her, I respect her.

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"And if I had to do it again, I would say the same exact thing, because I truly will stand up for myself, for my family, for my kids, for my wife, for my mom, for my dad every single time". The cards cited comments and gestures directed at players in violation of the NBA's code of conduct for fans.

"And we all try to protect the league and I think that when it's an individual battle with a person in the crowd and they say something violently disrespectful like that, then it's gonna warrant a reaction", he continued. We also do not allow disruptive behavior, including bullying, foul or abusive language, or obscene gestures. "It hurts to see other people calling Jazz fans racist". "I'd rather not get into [where]".

The Jazz have since banned him for life, saying there is "no place in our game for personal attacks or disrespect". We all know Russ, so somebody says something like that, he's not just going insane out of nowhere like that, so, I'm just glad he's OK.

So, the Bulls will probably get a chance to draft Morant or Garland if point guard is the direction they want to go, but you can count on a lot of posturing and best player available talk leading up to draft night, unless the lottery combinations work in the Bulls' favor and they get the chance to draft Zion Williamson number one.

"We all know she has a great heart and she was really affected-not only as a businesswoman but as a human", center Rudy Gobert said.