Westbrook fined $25K for incident with fan

Westbrook fined $25K for incident with fan

Westbrook did not draw any discipline from the game officials for the exchange during the Thunder's 98-89 win.

The Jazz are conducting an investigation into the matter, which Westbrook says flared up after he was told to "get down on my knees like I used to". You and your wife, I'll f*ck you up. "You and your wife, I'll f-- you up", Westbrook shouted.

Westbrook responded to the fan and his wife with a profanity-laced threat, but told reporters after the game Monday that the couple's comments were racial.

Initial video showed Westbrook shouting expletives at a fan, and it wasn't until after the game that we learned Westbrook was told, "Get down on your knees like you're used to".

During postgame interviews, Westbrook spoke to reporters, and gave his side of the story.

The fans, I understand that they pay their hard-earned money to watch our lovely game, to watch our attractive players, and I respect that. Jazz star Donovan Mitchell also reacted to what was said by the fan in Westbrook's direction.

This isn't the first time that a Jazz fan has had an altercation with Westbrook.

"We are continuing to investigate the unfortunate exchange at tonight's game between Russell Westbrook and fans", the statement read. Westbrook threatened the fan in question and his wife for their vulgar language. In a playoff series between the Golden State Warriors and the Utah Jazz in 2007, Jackson said fans in attendance would call him and his teammates the "six-letter word". "I've never done anything to hurt or harm anybody". I never been in any trouble. I've been in the league 11 years - clean slate, humble. Humble. I take all the criticism from everybody.

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"To me, that's just completely disrespectful".

"That's just one video". It's truly disrespectful. Talk about your families, your kids. "There's got to be some consequences for those types of people". Obviously, I heard about it today. "I expect everyone else to do the same".

Post-game, the fan, who was identified in an ESPN report as Shane Keisel, 45, shared with ESPN a different recollection of the events that transpired. Keisel claims he then said, "You're going to need it". I swear to God, I swear to God, I'll f*** you up. Everybody in the vicinity will say that. Hands in her lap. The OKC Thunder players said security was nearby during the verbal accosting which means each of these employees were likely deposed.

"Initially, I was like, 'I'm talking with Westbrook". "He can threaten me all he wants". "But when you threaten a woman that's 5 feet tall and 110 pounds, you're a big man". Never said a word to him. "That guy should not go to an National Basketball Association game ever again". For many years I have done all the right things and never done anything to hurt or harm anybody. He says the fan's wife repeated the line. That's how that started.

Keisel and four other fans received warning cards, but were able to return to their seats for the remainder of the game.

"Everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy and play the game in a safe, positive and inclusive environment", Jazz president Steve Starks said in a statement Tuesday.

Hopefully, this will put an end to inappropriate interactions between fans and players.

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