Jazz owner Miller: 'We're not a racist community'

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Westbrook said the incident began when the fan told him "to get down on your knees like you're used to", although the fan disputes this.

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.

Even though Utah is known as a tough environment to play in due to the behavior displayed by its fans, don't think that this is just a Jazz problem.

In addition, the National Basketball Association fined Westbrook $25,000, following the league's a familiar formula of addressing player misconduct while seemingly ignoring the root cause, which in this case was a player being taunted by a racist fan. Westbrook responded by saying "I'll f*%! you up" in a video captured courtside moments after the incident.

"If you want to talk about tonight's game, we can do it", Westbrook said when asked his reaction. "We needed a win against a playoff team, and that's what we've got to do going forward". Players and coaches on both teams can hear you, and we expect all fans to respect them-as well as the game officials, arena employees, and other fans at the arena.

"I've gotten the N-word, all of that", Golden State Warrior Draymond Green said following an incident where a Baltimore Orioles player, Adam Jones, was called the N-word during a game in Boston in 2017.

Miller and Jazz president Steve Starks reminded fans of the team's standards-and the consequences for violating them-in an e-mail message on Thursday afternoon. "You and your wife, I'll f- you up".

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"We do not permit hate speech, racism, sexism or homophobia", the statement read. We also do not allow disruptive behavior, including bullying, foul or abusive language, or obscene gestures. "There is no place in our game for personal attacks or disrespect".

"The Utah Jazz will not tolerate fans who act inappropriately".

After the game was over, Westbrook told reporters he thought the fan's comments were "completely disrespectful" and "racial".

"I actually think things seem more normal now", he said.

He said it was then that Westbrook threatened him and his wife.

"Initially I was like "oh, I'm talking with Westbrook, he's one of the greats", but he's classless". She's five feet tall and 110 pounds, man.

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