The Utah Jazz fan who reportedly shouted offensive comments at the Thunder's Russell Westbrook is now banned for life

Russell Westbrook.
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The Utah Jazz banned a fan for life from attending games at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. The decision results from an encounter between Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook and fan Shane Keisel. Westbrook said that Keisel directed "racial" and "completely disrespectful" comments at him during a game between Utah and Oklahoma City in Salt Lake City on Monday night, which prompted Westbrook to respond angrily.

The Jazz announced the ban in a statement on Tuesday afternoon.

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Tim O'Donnell

Tim is a staff writer at The Week and has contributed to Bedford and Bowery and The New York Transatlantic. He is a graduate of Occidental College and NYU's journalism school. Tim enjoys writing about baseball, Europe, and extinct megafauna. He lives in New York City.