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NBA: Celtics’ Smart hopes for ‘respectful’ reception of Irving at Boston

The conduct of fans has been an issue for the NBA this week, with five spectators hit with indefinite bans for “completely unacceptable” behaviour towards players and their families in separate incidents on Wednesday. Irving, who played for the Celtics from 2017-19, was quoted as saying by ESPN on Tuesday he hoped, “there’s no belligerence or racism going on …” Smart said he wanted Celtics fans to be “very respectful” of all players.