Knicks All-Star striker Julius Randle liked the behavior of the Knicks’ electric crowd in the first two games – with the exception of one man, “The Trae Young Spitter”.
Randle blasted the Knicks fan who spat at the Hawks superstar from the second row. He was banned from the park.
“I definitely didn’t see it. But there’s no place for that,” Randle said. “I don’t care if there’s a lot of people in the house. There is no room for that. We have to protect the players. That’s disrespectful, yes, it’s our fans and I love our fans, but you saw a guy on the street. You will not spit at him. You wouldn̵7;t disrespect someone like that. I don’t care which arena it’s in, where the fan base is, there’s no place to disrespect anyone of all abilities and especially spit at him. That’s nonsense.”
The series will switch to Atlanta’s State Farm Arena for Game 3 Friday, which is expected to attend 16,000 people. Traditionally, the Hawks Games have had a good show by Knicks fans, as many New Yorkers live in the ” Hotlanta”
“I’m sure we will have (with the Knicks fans), although obviously our home group will be amazing,” Randle said. But I feel like we’ll still have fans there regardless. We have to come up with the idea of being a tougher team regardless of the crowd. We have to do better. Everything we’ve done all year that has made us win games. help us win the game We just have to have the same idea. and only with higher concentrations.”
The series was tied for first place and Randle scored 15 points in each match. Which is below the average of 24 points in the regular season.
This is Randle’s first playoffs.
“It was everything I really expected,” Randle said. “Just the intensity. Every possession matters, just the game plan, the game plan discipline, so it’s all I expected. you just have to adjust Keep learning, grow from it, and keep improving. That’s what I expected to do. As the series progresses I’ll keep getting better.”