Utah Jazz Owner Apologizes For Russell Westbrook Incident
A video went viral on Monday night time of Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook threatening a Utah Jazz fan. What the video did not present had been the disparaging feedback the fan made to Westbrook earlier than his outburst. After the incident, the fan was banned completely from the Utah Jazz area, whereas Westbrook was fined $25,000.
On Thursday night time, Utah Jazz proprietor Gail Miller addressed the Utah crowd earlier than their recreation in opposition to the Minnesota Timberwolves. In the speech, Miller defined that the staff has a zero tolerances coverage relating to racism.
“I’m extraordinarily upset that certainly one of our quote ‘followers’ performed himself in such a method as to offend not solely a visitor in our area but in addition me personally, my household, our group, the neighborhood, our gamers and also you, as the very best followers within the NBA,” Miller stated. “This ought to by no means occur. We usually are not a racist neighborhood. We consider in treating individuals civilly and respect as human beings. From time to time, particular person followers exhibit poor habits and overlook their manners and disrespect gamers on different groups. When that occurs, I need you to leap up and shout ‘cease.’ We have a code of conduct on this area. It shall be strictly enforced.”
The Jazz ended up successful the sport 120-100. They have a report of 39-29 and are ranked sixth within the Western Conference.
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