"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.
"That's just one video but throughout the whole game, and every time I come to Utah there's a lot of disrespectful things said to me".
If you're a regular reader of our draft big board feature, you know I'm super high on Morant's pro potential.
Speaking in light of Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook's verbal altercation with a fan on Monday, Miller told Thursday's attendees that such interactions "should never happen".
It got even worse when footage surfaced the next day showing another Jazz fan referring to Westbrook as "boy" during the 2018 National Basketball Association playoffs.
Keisel, off camera shouted to Westbrook who was icing his knees, "Get on your knees like you're used to" a comment Westbrook considered "completely disrespectful" and "racial".
Earlier in the day, Miller sent an email to fans on the team's mailing list with instructions to send a text message to the arena if they should see anyone violating the conduct code.
"We do not permit hate speech, racism, sexism or homophobia", the email said. Violators may be subject to ejection and other penalties, including a lifetime ban.
"I said "yeah, well you'll need it", and then it turned into not safe for work". We believe in treating people with courtesy and respect as human beings.
"Now, let us be clear: we want you to be loud". The organization conducted an investigation through video review and eyewitness accounts. "There is no place in our game for personal attacks or disrespect".
In an interview after the game he told reporters that what at first seemed like a good natured exchange took an ominous turn when he told Westbrook, to quote, "Sit down and ice your knees, bro".
It was later revealed that Keisel was a member of the MAGA movement after a series of his now-deleted tweets that said in part, "Russell Westbrook needs to go back where he came from #MAGA". So, I asked him to watch Morant as closely as possible to pick up his strengths and weaknesses. She's five feet tall and 110 pounds, man. Goldsmith claimed he wore controversial jerseys to Kings games "ever once in a while" because it was amusing. "Welcome to the NBA, Jen".