LeBron James supports Russell Westbrook in fan incident: ‘He was in the right’

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Video caught Westbrook telling Keisel, “I’ll f—- you up. You and your wife.” The two parties had different versions of the exchange after the game. Westbrook told reporters that Keisel and his wife directed “disrespectful” and “racial” language at him. Keisel denied saying anything derogatory and intends to sue Westbrook.’ data-reactid=”17″>Video caught Westbrook telling Keisel, “I’ll f—- you up. You and your wife.” The two parties had different versions of the exchange after the game. Westbrook told reporters that Keisel and his wife directed “disrespectful” and “racial” language at him. Keisel denied saying anything derogatory and intends to sue Westbrook.

supporting the Thunder star’s version of events. The Jazz banned the fan for life, citing video evidence and eyewitness accounts of his alleged “excessive and derogatory verbal abuse” of Westbrook.’ data-reactid=”30″>A cavalcade of NBA personnel supported Westbrook in the aftermath of the incident, with both OKC and Utah players supporting the Thunder star’s version of events. The Jazz banned the fan for life, citing video evidence and eyewitness accounts of his alleged “excessive and derogatory verbal abuse” of Westbrook.

The NBA fined Westbrook $25,000 for “directing profanity and threatening language to a fan,” but the message from across the league was clear: Westbrook is deserving of support, and basketball’s most prominent voice said as much on Tuesday night.

“The good thing in social media came out when they went through everything he said about Russ and other people in his little timeline,” James said

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