Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook threatened to "catch" Utah Jazz and his wife "after the player said he had been subjected to racist abuse during the NBA match on Monday night.
Westbrook was shot by launching a tirade in jazz fan Shane Keysel, 45, during the second quarter of a Salt Lake City competition.
Thunder Thunder, 30, accused Keisel of using racial defamation, as a freaker apparently told him to "Get down on your knees as you rolled up."
"I will tell you one thing, I will silence him if he says he is *** again. I promise you," Westbrook was listening in the footage of the incident.
"I promise you, you think I'm playing, I swear to God, I swear to God, I will remember you, and your wife will remember you."
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Things are reheating between Russell Westbrook and Utah Jazz fans. "I'll get you, you and your wife," he says. I'm not sure what these fans told him, but he also had problems with Jazz fans during the postseason. pic.twitter.com/LquwRmLVNy
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After the match, NBA All-Star Westbrook again accuses Keizer of crafting "Disrespect" and "racial" comments.
"A young man and his wife in the stands told me yes, I fall on my knees as you used to." And for me it's a total disrespect, I think it's racial. "
"… There are some people who come to the game to say reckless things about me and my family.
"I've been in the game for many years, I've never done anything to hurt or hurt anyone, I've never been in trouble, I never wrestled with a fan … I take all the criticisms, but disrespect will not be taken from me" , he added.
Utah's football player, Kisel, denied the claims, saying that what was good-natured exchange turned uncomfortable when Westbrook bought him.
"He just went, she never got up, never stopped, never said anything to him.
"I mean, it's all right, we are having fun and competitions with the boy and we are talking, but at the end of the day, nobody should threaten a woman, a period.
"I'm not afraid of the boy, but when they threaten a woman who is 5 meters and 110 pounds high, you're a big man, so this guy needs to be exposed."
Utah Jazz later released a statement saying it would investigate the incident and that "If it is determined that each freak violates the NBA's Code of Conduct, appropriate measures will be taken."
Oklahoma won the game 98-89 with Westbrook scoring 23 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.