WATCH: Nets’ Kyrie Irving Pulls a Crazy Stunt Ahead of the Preseason Game Against Celtics

Published 12/18/2020, 10:41 PM EST
Dec 18, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) controls the ball away from Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) during the first half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports


Some players stand out because of their on-court performance and others because of their off-court stunts. Fans know Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving for both. He is a character in his own right and always ensures that the spotlight is on him.

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Kyrie missed more than three quarters of the 2019-20 season and still remained in the news headlines for his interviews. The man is a charmer to some, and an annoyance to others. Now, in an act of craziness, the 6’2” point guard has attracted more media attention.

Kyrie Irving and his peculiarity on the show

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Just a few days ago, the Brooklyn Nets began their preseason against the Washington Wizards. In that home game, the Nets won 119-114 with Kyrie scoring 18 points in 17 minutes of play. But that was probably not enough for Kyrie to believe that fortune was with him. So ahead of his 2nd preseason game, he did this: 

It was quite bizarre to watch Ky getting rid of the negative energy in the TD Garden before the match against the C’s. The sage stick burning in his hands and sending out fumes is the best representation of Ky and his quirky demeanor. 

Some people have connected this burning of herbs with the Native-American heritage that is part of Ky through his mother. The star himself had opened about his roots at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. 

The Brooklyn Nets’ star’s relations with Celtics and his other memorable moment

Kyrie warding off spirits is just another addition to his set of quirky activities. Fans will remember the day when Ky had accepted in front of a crowd that he believed the Earth was flat. 

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When it comes to his relations with the C’s, Kyrie played for them for two entire seasons from 2017 to 2019. The Cavs had traded Ky to the Celtics to acquire a future first-round pick, Isaiah Thomas, Ante Zizic, and Jae Crowder. An enthusiastic Ky had back then claimed that his jersey would be in the rafters at TD Garden one day. But things did not work out well, and he had to eventually move out. 

Do you think he will live up to the hype with the Nets or bite the dust? 

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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