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Knicks Announce Punishment For Fan Who Spit On Trae Young

Trae Young playing for the Atlanta Hawks.

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks stands on the court during their game against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on November 13, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, Atlanta Hawks star guard Trae Young became public enemy No. 1 in New York City after his performance on Sunday night against the New York Knicks. 

Young dropped 32 points, including the game winner, in Game 1 as the Hawks took a 1-0 series lead. During Game 2, Young prepared to inbound the ball in the fourth quarter of the close game, a person sitting in the second row appeared to spit at him.

The Knicks investigated the matter and announced a punishment for the fan.

"We investigated the matter and determined that this patron, who is not a season ticket holder, diid indeed spit on Trae Young, and for that reason, he his now banned from The Garden indefinitely," the statement read.

"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."

Young responded to the fan on social media this morning. "Keep ya mask on my boy#ThatsJustChildish," Young tweeted on Thursday morning.

The series heads to Atlanta for Game 3 on Friday night. Tip off is set for 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.