The Thunder point guard told reporters that the fan in question told him to "get down on my knees like you used to", which Westbrook thought was racial in nature.
Westbrook said after the game that the National Basketball Association needed to do a better job policing the fans that attend games and yell things at players.
At the conclusion of the game, Pacers forward Thad Young spoke glowingly about his former teammate, going as far to say that George is playing way better than he did with IN, where he made multiple All-Star teams.
The Utah Jazz owner delivered a heartfelt message of unity and a condemnation of racism and inappropriate fan behavior on Thursday night.
A GoFundMe page was created this week with a goal to raise $25,000 - the amount that Westbrook was fined for the incident at Vivint Smart Home Arena. "I'll f- you up", to a pair of Jazz fans that directed "derogatory verbal abuse" toward the Thunder star during the game.
"If you want to talk about tonight's game, we can do it", Westbrook said when asked his reaction.
"We are not a bunch of redneck, racist, bigots".
"It's no justification on either side, who's right, who's wrong, but at the same time we're trying to protect the league that goes about being compassionate for the players, being compassionate for the fans, the interaction being very, very passionate about your team, your home team and who you root for, the players", Irving said.
"For me, that's completely disrespectful". The cards cited comments and gestures directed at players in violation of the NBA's code of conduct for fans. We also do not allow disruptive behavior, including bullying, foul or abusive language, or obscene gestures. This has always been a hallmark of our incredible fan base and should forever be our standard moving forward. "It's just a respect thing of the game and people's professions". "I just think there's got to be something done". Will told me he believes Morant's explosive first step and leaping ability should allow him to continue to rack up high free throw totals in the pros, but he might not be a big time scorer initially. She's five feet tall and 110 pounds, man.
"We all know she has a great heart and she was really affected-not only as a businesswoman but as a human", center Rudy Gobert said.
Rajon Rondo scored 13 points but the Lakers failed to win back-to-back games for the first time since January 15 and 17, when they beat Chicago and won at Oklahoma City.