Celtic Marcus Smart backs Kyrie Irving, says Boston fans have made racist comments

Celtics president Danny Ainge responded by saying that he never heard that from any player during his 26 years in Boston. 하나, current Celtics player Marcus Smart added his thoughts to the matter, and he backed his former teammate.

더 많은 스포츠 범위를 보려면 여기를 클릭하십시오. .

“네, I’ve heard it,” Smart said in regards to hearing racist comments from fans at TD Garden. “I’ve heard a couple of things. It’s hard to hear that and then have them support us as players. It’s kind of sad and sickening.

Smart also discussed the two incidents that took place in Philadelphia and New York on Wednesday night.

A Sixers fan had his season tickets revoked and he was suspended from attending any events at the Wells Fargo Center after he dumped popcorn on Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook during their game, 그리고 닉스 fan was banned after he spat on Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young. at Madison Square Garden.


화요일에, Irving was asked Tuesday night after the Nets’ Game 2 win what he expected in his latest return to TD Garden and in a heightened atmosphere. Irving also noted that it wasn’t his first time back playing in Boston against the Celtics, but he said that he waslooking forward to competing with my teammates and hopefully we can just keep it strictly basketball.

“[바라건대] there’s no belligerence or any racism going on, subtle racism and people yelling (물건) from the crowd,” Irving said. “But even if it is, it’s part of the nature of the game and we’re just going to focus on what we can control.

He was then asked whether he experienced something like that before.

I’m not the only one that could attest to this, but it is what it is. The whole world knows,” 그는 덧붙였다.

Irving played for the Celtics from 2017 ...에 2019. 경기 3 is set for Friday at 8:30 오후. 과.

폭스 뉴스’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.

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