If you weren’t watching the NBA Playoffs, you should have been. For a while, the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers were the two favorites to win the Eastern Conference, with them facing off in the Eastern Conference Finals. Then, the Cleveland Cavaliers fell apart after LeBron James left, and the Boston Celtics went on to win the NBA Finals, beating the Golden State Warriors. In Game 7, Kyrie Irving stomps on the Celtics logo after a win, gets water bottle tossed at him, and Kevin Durant goes on a rant, which has gone viral as a result.
This post isn’t about the Boston Celtics, but it’s still pretty entertaining nonetheless. Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 30 points and the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, but Irving didn’t like the way he was celebrating. He stomped on the Celtics logo and then got hit with a water bottle. Sixers fans were heard yelling “Boston sucks” at Irving, prompting him to go off on the team’s fans. It probably didn’t help that he was getting booed by the home crowd, but it was still pretty hilarious.
On Sunday, Kyrie Irving showed his Terrell Owens side. After the Brooklyn Nets’ victory over the Boston Celtics, Irving walked to the middle of the field during the post-game celebration and tapped his foot on the Celtics logo. As he made his way to the locker room, a bottle of water flew past his head.
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Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets drives the ball against the Boston Celtics during the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round at TD Garden on June 30. May 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo: Maddie Malhotra/Getty Images) Irving’s return to Boston was a welcome one, as the Nets’ point guard has not played for Celtics fans since leaving the team two years ago. He was unable to get to TD Garden early because of a shoulder injury. Then the COVID-19 pandemic prevented him from performing for his fans. On Friday, he played for the first time in front of fans who don’t like their former playmaker. He struggled in Friday’s loss against Boston, where the Nets lost their best-of-seven series 2-1. However, Irving came back on Sunday with a huge game with 39 points and 11 rebounds to lead Brooklyn to a 141-126 victory. Brooklyn leads the series 3-1. Before Friday’s game, Irving made some noise. He understood that the Boston fans didn’t like him very much, and he expected them to turn on him. He said he hopes fans stay with basketball. I hope we can maintain a pure basketball relationship, without bickering or racism, hidden racism or people shouting nonsense from the audience, he said after game 2. Boston fans were not happy with the commentary.
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In his two years in Boston, Irving never became the leader the Celtics hoped he would be. In his first year, he missed 37 regular season games and the entire postseason. When he played in the playoffs his senior year, he was just awful. Boston fans saw him as a killjoy and a liar. After promising to sign in his first year with the team, he left after two seasons. In Boston’s first three defeats against the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the playoffs, Irving made 19 of 62 shots from the field. Asked about his shooting problems, he said: Who cares? Irving dominated Sunday in the win over the Celtics. He calmed the crowd of 17,000. At the end of the game, he shook hands with his teammates. Before entering the dressing room, he decided to walk up to the Celtics logo and tap it with his foot.
Water bottle is thrown at Irving, Kevin Durant gets upset
When Irving was heading to the locker room after Sunday’s win, a bottle of water hit his head as he approached the tunnel. The bottle apparently flew out of the pits. It was a fan outrage. Irving thought it was racist, too. That’s been true for a long time in history in terms of entertainment and performers in sports, Irving told Irving after the game. Just hidden racism and treating people like a human zoo. People really feel entitled here. Irving’s teammate Kevin Durant lashed out at the Celtics fans. We are not animals, he said. This isn’t a circus. Just because you come to the game doesn’t mean it’s about you as a fan. Have some respect for the game. Have some respect for the people. And have some respect for yourself. Your mom wouldn’t be proud to throw water bottles at players, spit on players or throw popcorn. Finally grow up and enjoy the game. COMPARED TO: Kyrie Irving got a quick lesson from a former Boston Celtics player about the difference between a racist and a reckless