‘Disgraced Boston’: Twitter Reacts to Kyrie Irving Stomping Former Team Celtics’ Logo After Game 4 Win

Published 05/30/2021, 11:42 PM EDT
May 30, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) controls the ball in front of Boston Celtics guard Payton Pritchard (11) during the second half of game four in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports


The Brooklyn Nets just took a dominant lead over the Boston Celtics and are now 3-1 in the series. This will have the Celtics struggling to keep their head above the water and it seems like there is one player who is enjoying this win far more than anyone else. In fact, Kyrie Irving even did something after their win over the Celtics, as if he was gloating.

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Kyrie Irving disrespected the Celtics logo?

Although it’s fair to celebrate this win, what Irving did was still not well received by some fans. Irving’s former team, the Celtics, have had some speculated animosity and what Irving does next does not really dismiss those assumptions but only makes it stronger.

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After the win, Irving was seen wiping his show on the Celtics logo on the court. Right after this incident, Irving ended up being on the receiving end of another fan attack. A Celtics supporter was seen throwing a filled-up water bottle at the Nets star. Maybe he saw what Kyrie did? However, that’s no reason for him to treat Irving, so the security instantly intervened and detained him.

After the game, Irving spoke up about the fans’ rowdy behavior. He stated, “Fans got to grow up at some point. … We’re not animals. We’re not in a circus. Have some respect for the game. Have some respect for human beings. Grow the f*** up, and enjoy the game, it’s bigger than you”

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Fans on Twitter give their opinion on the incident

The incident sparked some chatter on Twitter and fans had a mixed reaction to it. Some were in support of what Kyrie did, some criticized the fan for overreacting, but some also were not happy with the seven-time All-Star.

https://twitter.com/gamebucs7/status/1399192453660524546?s=20

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What’s the root cause of this tension between Irving and the Celtics? Well, Kyrie was part of Boston for two seasons but he signed with Brooklyn right before the 2019-20 campaign, despite claiming that he planned on re-signing with the Celtics only.

Apart from the stomping, Irving had a stellar night against the Celtics. He notched 39 points along with 11 rebounds. In fact, he didn’t miss a single of his 11 free throws. Kevin Durant was no less, who added 41 points of his own to the scoreboard. For now, it seems like the Nets hold in control of this series. Can this incident light a bigger fire in the Celtics and will they be able to channel this anger to make a comeback?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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