NBA Asks Teams Create PSA About Fan Conduct After Russell Westbrook Incident

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates after a 3 point shot during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/June Frantz Hunt)

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The NBA sent a memo to all 30 teams asking them to create a PSA that emphasizes the “importance of respect and civility in NBA arenas.”

Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported the news, noting the league is pushing the issue following a serious incident between Russell Westbrook and a Utah Jazz fan. 

Westbrook and the fan got into a verbal altercation Monday that resulted in the Oklahoma City Thunder guard being fined $25,000 and the fan, Shane Keisel, being banned for life from Jazz games after the team found evidence he’d made racist comments toward Westbrook.

    

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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March 14, 2019 at 02:12PM

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