Looks like Shane Keisel has some company.
The Utah Jazz fan garnered national attention this week after a profanity-laced incident with Russell Westbrook earned the Oklahoma City Thunder star a fine from the NBA and Keisel a lifetime ban from Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Keisel, who is now suing Westbrook, joins another unidentified Jazz fan who received a permanent ban from the Salt Lake city venue for for “degrading and offensive conduct” after repeatedly calling Westbrook “boy” during Game 4 of a first-round matchup with the Thunder in the 2018 playoffs, according to the Deseret News.
“The Jazz aren’t taking these matters lightly,” a source told the outlet.
Current and former players across the NBA have spoken out about playing at Vivint Smart Home Arena in the past, with Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry saying in December that the atmosphere can get “a little overwhelming.”
Jazz owner Gail Miller addressed the crowd on Thursday ahead of a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, specifically referencing the altercation between Westbrook and Keisel.
“I am extremely disappointed that one of our quote fans conducted himself in such a way as to offend not only a guest in our arena,” she said, “but also me personally, my family, our organization, the community, our players and you, as the best fans in the NBA. This shouldn’t happen. We are not a racist community.”