Following the incident in which a Utah Jazz fan made derogatory remarks to Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, the NBA has taken one more step towards creating an even better environment at NBA games.
In wake of Russell Westbrook/Utah fan incident, the NBA has sent a memo to its 30 teams asking them to create PSA or league-developed spot to stress “importance of respect and civility in NBA arenas.”— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 14, 2019
The Jazz organization took swift action on the incident themselves, putting a permanent ban on the heckling fan who took things too far.
Jazz have permanently banned the fan involved in the incident with Russell Westbrook. https://t.co/mhao1wic2d— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) March 12, 2019
LeBron James spoke on the incident after Tuesday night’s win over the Bulls, and reiterated exactly what the NBA is trying to remind fans, which is the importance of thoughtfulness and conduct in NBA arenas.
LeBron James speaks on the Russell Westbrook incident:— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) March 13, 2019
"It's about respect." pic.twitter.com/ycDaPA6saK
According to reporting from Sham Sharania of The Athletic and Stadium, the goal of the forthcoming PSAs or league-developed spots, will be to stress the “importance of respect and civility in NBA arenas.”