NBA Playoffs: Kyrie Irving Slams Celtics Fans After Nets Loss


| LAST UPDATE 04/19/2022

By Zuzanna Krause
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It's the playoffs. Game one of the Eastern Conference, and things are getting heated. After a long forty-seven minutes, the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets have a minute left on the clock, angry fans yelling from the stands and a tied scoreboard. No pressure or anything, but it's the playoffs, and these guys are ready to take their opponents down, specifically Nets player Kyrie Irving who really told the Celtics fans how he feels...

We've all watched a few playoff games in our lifetime, so we know that things can get pretty heated- I mean, there's an NBA championship on the line. Remember Kobe & Shaq's connect for the legendary alley-oop against the Trail Blazers in Game 7 of the 2000 Western Conference Finals? Lakers fan or not, we may never see a duo like them again. Anyways, players put their best step forward and dominate the court during the playoff games, proving that they are the best in the league. So what happened when Kyrie Irving decided it was game time during this week's playoff game?

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One minute left on the clock, and just like that, the Boston Celtics swept the court and took home the W by one point, 115-114. However, Nets guard Kyrie Irving had a lot to say on and off the court about his performance that evening. It's no secret Irving isn't a Celtics fan. In 2018, he planned on re-signing with the Boston team but instead signed with the Nets. Ouch. During the game, hecklers were going at the Nets, and Irving responded by giving fans a one-finger salute and eventually throwing up both middle fingers to the crowd. One fan even yelled, "Kyrie, you suck," as he walked to the locker room, and Irving snapped back, saying, "suck my d***, b****," which eventually went viral on TikTok. Tell 'em how you really feel, huh?

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When asked about the noise during the game, Irving commented, "there’s only so much you can take as a competitor... We’re the ones expected to be docile and be humble and take a humble approach. No, f*** that. It’s the playoffs," he said. Now that championship szn is here, NBA players in the east and the west are coming in hot and will say what they need to say, despite probably getting fined by the league later on... Stay tuned.

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