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Heckling Can Be Fun. It’s Up to NBA Fans to Keep It That Way

BOSTON — In the aftermath of an ugly incident between a fan in Utah and Russell Westbrook—an altercation that resulted in Westbrook being lighter $25,000 and the fan banned from Jazz games for life—the NBA sent a league-wide memo out encouraging to create a PSA to stress the “importance of respect and civility in NBA arenas,” The Athletic first reported.

If you are a fan that needs to see a spot like that to curb unruly behavior, you don’t belong in an arena anyway.

Here’s the thing about heckling: At its best, it’s fantastic.