Nets guard Kyrie Irving didn’t hold back when he was asked about his former team on Sunday evening.
Irving played for the Celtics in 2017 and 2018 but wasn’t embraced that well by the fanbase. The feeling seems to be mutual after he was seen giving Celtics fans the bird after making a shot in the second half.
“The same energy they have for me, I’m gonna have the same energy for them,” Irving said. “And it’s not every fan…but when people start yelling, p*ssy, b*tch and f*ck you, there’s but so much you can take as a competitor.”
Kyrie Irving on flipping off #Celtics fans: “The same energy they have for me, I’m gonna have the same energy for them. And it’s not every fan…but when people start yelling, p*ssy, b*tch and f*ck you, there’s but so much you can take as a competitor.” #Nets
— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) April 17, 2022
Irving put together one heck of a performance for the Nets, despite them dropping Game One. He finished with 39 points, five rebounds, and six assists while shooting 12-of-20 from the field.
It didn’t take long for the NBA world to give their input on Irving’s comments.
$50k fine coming soon https://t.co/gcqDuISCar
— Walid (@walidESPN) April 17, 2022
— JackMeat Singh (@Michael_Aaron) April 17, 2022
this fine he’s about to receive might be generational https://t.co/YJqW2r7osT
— ᴊ ᴜ s ᴛ ɪ ɴ 😵💫 (@jchan1700) April 17, 2022
— christina (@cecesinterludee) April 17, 2022
Fine Kyrie and we RIOT https://t.co/HFuO4NlHzl
— Solo (@PapiSoloTweets) April 17, 2022
Kyrie shouldn’t be fined. https://t.co/O6dnKoR9Ra
— Bobby (@everythin_ny_bk) April 17, 2022
i hope he drops 50 on wednesday
— annalisa NETS WORLD (@dynastysrina) April 17, 2022
Irving will look to deliver another great performance on Wednesday as the Nets try and even the series at 1.
Tip-off will be at 7 p.m. ET.
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