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Marcus Smart Says He Has Heard Racist Remarks From Celtics Fans: ‘It’s Sad And Sickening’

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BOSTON – Kyrie Irving said that he doesn’t want to hear any “Subtle racism” from Boston fans when the Celtics-Nets playoff series shifts to Boston on Friday night. His former Celtics teammates are backing him up, highlighting some of their own experiences of racism from the Boston crowd.

Asked about Irving’s comments following Thursday’s practice, Celtics guard Marcus Smart said that he is hoping that the Boston crowd will treat all players – whether they’re in a Celtics or a Nets uniform – with respect when the two teams square off this weekend. “We want everyone to be respected on and off the court.”

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Game 3 of the Celtics-Nets series tips off at 8:30 p.m. on Friday night.

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