Former NBA Champion Believes Nets’ Kyrie Irving’s Injury Is Karma for Stomping on Celtics Logo

Published 06/14/2021, 12:12 PM EDT
Jun 13, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) grabs his leg after being injured during the second quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks during game four in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


The Brooklyn Nets faced off against the Milwaukee Bucks yesterday in game 4 of the second-round series. Given that the Nets had a 2-1 lead in the series, a win for Kyrie Irving and Co. could have given the team all the momentum to clinch the series.

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While the Bucks came out all guns blazing, the Nets saw two of their superstars in Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving scoring some crucial points and keeping them in the game. But all of it changed in the second quarter. With 6:05 remaining in the second quarter, Irving was below the rim.

Jun 13, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) defends Milwaukee Bucks’ Khris Middleton (22) during the first quarter during game four in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

After a sleek pass from KD, Irving jumped and made the layup. But on his way down, the 29-year-old landed on Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s foot and rolled his ankle. Suffering from a right ankle strain, Irving missed the rest of the game as the Nets lost the game 107-96.

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Celtics’ Glen Davis comments about the latest injury to Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving

The latest injury to Kyrie certainly became the major talking point of the night. While superstars like LeBron James wished Irving for a speedy recovery, former Celtics center Glen Davis’ reaction certainly turned some heads.

In a recent post, Davis suggested that the latest injury was indeed karma for Irving’s antics at the TD Garden.

The 34-year-old here is referring to the incident where Kyrie stepped up on the Celtics logo and stomped in the same. The 34-year-old also commented, “Karma is real. Energy is real no matter what you guys say.”

He added, “That logo means something negative or positive. Ky wished that on hisself (sic). Energy is real, always have respect for other no matter if its (sic) a logo are (sic) not.”

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Be it karma or else, there is no denying the terrible timing of the injury. The Nets were already seeing one of their biggest stars in James Harden not playing for three games in a row and with Kyrie now suffering an ankle injury, makes matters worse for the Nets.

Steve Nash and Co. will hope that their superstar Kevin Durant can step up in Harden’s and Irving’s absence. Can the Brooklyn Nets still defeat the loaded Milwaukee Bucks with Irving’s latest injury?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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