兰德尔就麦迪逊广场花园的球迷行为接受媒体采访. 社交媒体上的视频显示，当杨试图入球时，一名球迷向他吐口水. It didn’t appear that Young felt the liquid hit him, as he didn’t react at all to the moment.
“I don’t care if it’s our home crowd or not, there’s no place for that,” Randle said. “We’ve got to protect the players and that’s just disrespectful.
“I know it’s our fans, and I love our fans, but you see a guy on the street, you wouldn’t spit on him. You wouldn’t disrespect somebody like that. I don’t care what arena it’s in, whose fan base it is, there’s just absolutely no place for disrespecting anybody in any capacity — and especially spitting on a man. That’s ridiculous.”
The incident occurred during New York’s Game 2 victory over the Hawks. The win evened the series at one game apiece.
The Knicks announced Thursday the fan was banned from Madison Square Garden indefinitely.
“We investigated the matter and determined that this patron, who is not a season ticket holder, did indeed spit on Trae Young, 因为这个原因, he is now banned from The Garden indefinitely. We apologize to Trae and the entire Atlanta Hawks organization for this fan’s behavior. This was completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated in our venue. We have turned the information over to the appropriate authorities,” the team said.
游戏 3 is set for Friday night at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta.