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Trae Young has chimed in on the apparent spitting incident Wednesday night at MSG.
A viral video from the Knicks’ Game 2 win over the Hawks seemingly shows fitness influencer and model Cuban Link, who was sitting courtside, get spit on while Young was standing right in front of her.
The moment occurred in the fourth quarter while she was sitting in-between her boyfriend, rapper 50 Cent, and actress Julianne Moore. At that point, the Garden had been roaring with constant “f–k Trae Young” chants and cruel jokes about his hair.
“Damn… Crazy,” Young tweeted in response to the video. “@50Cent y’all good?!”
Young also tweeted, “Keep ya mask on my boy #ThatsJustChildish.”
The unidentified spitter launched a wet one over 50 Cent and his female guest, who appeared to get hit with remnants of saliva. It’s unclear if the spit actually made it to Young, but he shrugged his shoulders as it flew.
Meanwhile, Knicks star Derrick Rose appeared grossed out by the moment when cameras caught him making a dismissive face while on the bench.
Following the heavy trolling and 101-92 loss, Young gestured to the crowd at MSG that he will see them in Atlanta for Game 3 on Friday. The series is tied 1-1.
Young finished the night with 30 points, seven assists and one rebound in 35 minutes of play.
On Thursday, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith called for the spitter to be arrested while recapping the game on “First Take.” Co-host Max Kellerman branded it as “uncivilized.”
The spitting act came on the same night a Sixers fan dumped popcorn on Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook’s head when he exited the game with an ankle injury.
Westbrook and Lakers star LeBron James have since called for more player protection over mistreatment from fans. The fan who poured popcorn is having his season ticket revoked, the 76ers said, and will be banned from their arena indefinitely. The NBA said “an enhanced fan code of conduct will be vigorously enforced.”
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