Nene pushes back fan heckling James Harden (video)

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Russell Westbrook reignited the discussion of interaction between fans – particularly Utah fans – and players.

A Jazz fan brought the conversation to Houston on Wednesday.

As the Rockets left the court for halftime during Utah’s Game 2 win, the Jazz fan leaned over the railing, held up his phone and got in James Harden‘s face to talk to the star guard. After Harden walked past, Houston center Nene pushed back the fan.

Rob Perez of ESPN:

Was that fan annoying? Yes. Did Nene push him hard? No. Did Nene cross the NBA’s line of acceptable conduct?

We’ll see.