NBA Passes Zero-Tolerance Policy
for Abusive Fan Behavior
The NBA is changing its code of conduct for the 2019-2020 season.
We've added any sexist language or LGBTQ language, any denigrating language in that way, anything that is non-basketball-related.
, Jerome Pickett, NBA executive vice president, via statement.
So 'your mother' comments, talking about your family ... anything non-basketball-related ... we will go and pull a fan out of the seat and investigate
, Jerome Pickett, via statement.
The new policy is in reaction to a
number of high-profile altercations
between players and fans last season.
Russell Westbrook and DeMarcus Cousins were the subjects of racial taunts in Salt Lake City and Boston.
Kyle Lowry was shoved by Mark Stevens,
a minority partner of the Golden State
Warriors' ownership group.
Stevens was banned from conducting any team business for one year by the NBA