Less than 24 hours after Gail Miller, owner of the Utah Jazz, gave a statement to fans about keeping the NBA Fan Code of Conduct, a second person has been banned.
The fan allegedly used offensive conduct toward Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook last year while watching a playoff game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.
Matt de Nesnera with the Utah Jazz says the fan has been banned from all arena and Jazz events for life. The fan's name has not been released.
Miller said on Thursday night:
We do not permit hate speech, racism, sexism or homophobia. We also do not allow disruptive behavior, including bullying, foul or abusive language, or obscene gestures. Violators may be subject to ejection and other penalties, including a lifetime ban.
Last week, Shane Keisel was banned after he allegedly said "racist" and "inappropriate" comments to Westbrook.
The NBA All-Star says the Keisel told him to "get down on your knees like you're used to" while he was sitting on the bench.
"For me, I'm just not going to continue to take disrespect for my family. I just think there's got to be something done. There's got to be some consequences for those type of people that come to the game just to say and do whatever they want to say. I don't think it's fair to the players -- not just to me, but I don't think it's fair to the players.
Keisel told ESPN that he didn't say anything offensive. He claims the exchange was friendly and that Westbrook just "went nuts."