Russell Westbrook found himself in a heated verbal argument with a fan during Monday night’s game against the Jazz in Utah. USA TODAY

The Utah Jazz announced a permanent ban for the person responsible for directing vulgar and inappropriate language at Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook during Monday night’s game at Utah’s Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The ban is for all arena events, and “is based on excessive and derogatory verbal abuse directed at a player during the game that violated the NBA Code of Conduct,” the team said in a new release.

The incident led to Westbrook from the Thunder bench, shouting, “I promise you. You think I’m playing? I swear

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