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Heckler banned for season after alleged racial slur

Updated: October 31, 2006, 12:10 PM ET
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The NBA and the Orlando Magic on Monday banned for the season the fan whose alleged racial slur incited Houston Rockets center Dikembe Mutombo at a preseason game last week.

Stein's take

  We're quick to bash the NBA when it changes the ball without anyone clamoring for a new one. We're hardly alone in questioning the league's obsession with shortening short lengths, outlawing tights and instituting multiple new restrictions on wristbands.

This, though, was textbook. ...

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