The Knicks made some headlines this week for nothing to do with the on-court product, as Spike Lee and James Dolan had a run-in that turned into a back-and-forth of statements and accusations against one another.
All of that drama, plus the team's lackluster performance in Wednesday night's 112-104 loss to the Utah Jazz, prompted some fans to start a "sell the team' chant at the Garden.
Initial indications from inside the Garden were that the chanting fans were escorted out of the arena, but that may not have been the case. Security was clearly leading fans out of their seats. This is semantics, but officials say no fans were escorted out/kicked out of the arena for 'sell the team' chants.
You can hear the chants in the video below:
More "sell the team" chants led to fans being escorted out of MSG 😬- Knicks Videos (@sny_knicks) March 5, 2020
(via IG/tom_rochh) pic.twitter.com/QuvzZ2XGpn
One fan in the group posted video of them being surrounded by several security guards near an elevator in the arena.
The loss on Wednesday was the team's first of Leon Rose's tenure as team president, as the Knicks defeated the Houston Rockets on Monday 125-123 on Rose's first official day on the job.
The Knicks are now just 19-43 on the season, owning the third-worst record in the Eastern Conference, and just 2.0 games ahead of the last-place Cleveland Cavaliers.