National Basketball Association star Russell Westbrook fined, fan banned after allegation of racial taunt

National Basketball Association star Russell Westbrook fined, fan banned after allegation of racial taunt

According to Westbrook, the man told him to, "Get down on your knees like you're used to".

Following the game, Westbrook told reporters that Keisel and his wife told him to "get on your knees like you're used to", which Westbrook said he interpreted as racial, disrespectful and inappropriate. "I'll f**k you up", Westbrook can be seen and heard saying in an intense video of the exchange. "You and your wife, I'll f*** you up". I will f*ck you up, you and your wife.

He later defended his actions, saying he had been subjected to "disrespectful" and "racial" language. Keisel says they were engaged in playful banner before it took a negative turn.

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook's threats to a heckling fan on Monday have gone viral - and despite the controversy, the star says if given the chance, he'd "say the exact same thing".

The league followed up by banning the fan, identified as Shane Keisel, from Vivint Smart Home Arena for life and fining Brodie $25,000.

For Westbrook, this was not his first run-in with fans in Salt Lake City.




Prior to the game, he also apparently wrote that Westbrook is a "piece of classless sh*t" and that someone needs to "kick his ass". LeBron said that while he respects the fact that fans pay a lot of money to watch the games, it doesn't give them the freedom to cross the line. The fan in question was quickly handed a lifetime ban from the Jazz, though he has threatened to file a lawsuit against Westbrook. I never will. Never been in any domestic violence before. There's got to be some consequences for those types of people that come to the game just to say and do whatever they want to say.

The Oklahoma City Thunder picked up an important win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night, but there's been little focus on the game.

Shane Keisel, the Jazz fan, told ESPN that he did not say anything inappropriate to Westbrook, but told him to "ice those knees up!" "In light of recent events between Russell Westbrook & a few outlying Jazz fans, I am calling for the true, loyal, welcoming and kind Utah Jazz fans to show our true colors".

"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", the fan said, later adding, "I'm not afraid of the guy".

Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha previously teamed with Russell Westbrook for six seasons in OKC from 2008-14, where they experienced everything from an NBA Finals appearance in 2012 to a pair of Western Conference finals runs in 2011 and 2014.

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