After the game was over, Westbrook told reporters he thought the fan's comments were "completely disrespectful" and "racial".
"Everyone who comes here, visiting teams included, deserves the right and the expectation to be treated with dignity at all times", she said.
"For me, I'm just not going to continue to take disrespect for my family", Westbrook said. He added that he has never physically abused a woman and never would. Keisel said his wife, Jennifer Huff, didn't participate in the exchange. The Jazz did not name Keisel in their statement announcing the ban, and a phone number for him rang unanswered. "She was sat down the entire time", the fan said.
"It's amusing, man, it's just amusing", Irving said with a laugh, trying to collect himself.
And as of Wednesday night, the campaign - created by lifelong Jazz fan Devin Deaton of Sandy, Utah - had raised more than $9,000. "It hurts to see other people calling Jazz fans racist". And as Westbrook said, the organization often protects fans more than the athletes.
Pacers fans didn't just boo, though. Oklahoma City went 3-3 during a stretch in which they played five road games.
"So I don't know who's right or who's wrong in that situation but I'm just glad everyone's OK".
In a social media age, anything can be captured by cameras.
Fans are an integral part of sports. "I have never been in any trouble, never fought a fan, and been in the league 11 years and a clean slate", Westbrook said after the game.
Fans boo. That's expected and even encouraged in arenas. "But you don't need to cross the line and say something that you would never say if you were walking up to one of these guys on the street".
This was never an issue until November 19, 2004 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Pacers forward Ron Artest jumped into the stands after a fan threw a cup at him while he was resting on the scorer's table.
In total, nine players received suspensions for their actions.
Nothing to that extreme has happened since, though incidents between players and fans are hardly uncommon. Violators are dealt with on a case-by-case basis, and each team handles things its own way. "'That's what you're used to doing.' He turns around, his wife reiterates it, he says it back to him again". A 2008 Bleacher Report story highlighted an incident where former Jazz player Derek Fisher was subjected to insensitive taunts about his daughter having cancer when he returned to Utah playing for another team.
It got even worse when footage surfaced the next day showing another Jazz fan referring to Westbrook as "boy" during the 2018 National Basketball Association playoffs. "They are truly disrespectful, talking about your families, your kids". "It goes both ways. Be bigger than that.' But a lot of times, if it's personal, it becomes some things that you just can not deny or you can not ignore".
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