The Utah Jazz issued a second-lifetime ban on a fan after a video from 2018 playoffs resurfaced.
In the video, Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook is called a “boy” by a Jazz fan ahead of game four of the first-round playoff series against the Thunder.
Westbrook told the man “Don’t call me boy” before flagging down security to handle the situation.
To Russell Westbrook’s defense, here is even further proof of his previous interactions with Utah Jazz fans. In this video, @russwest44 is called a “boy” by a Jazz fan ahead of Game 4 of OKC’s first-round playoff series against Utah on April 23, 2018 at Vivint Arena. pic.twitter.com/lc6slA7fTo— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) March 13, 2019
After an investigation the man in the video was identified as Shane Keisel of Utah County, Jazz spokesperson Frank Zang confirmed.
Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller addressed Jazz fans Thursday night about the fan code of conduct.
“I am extremely disappointed that one of our quote ‘fans’ conducted himself in such a way as a fan not only to a guest in our arena, but also me personally, my family, our organization, the community, our players and you as the best fans in the NBA,” she said in part.
Earlier this week, Westbrook and a fan got into it on the sidelines. The exchange went viral.
Members of the team met after Monday’s fan incident to discuss the issue.
The Jazz will play the Brooklyn Nets Saturday night at Vivint Smart-Home arena before going on a four game East Coast road trip.