As the Nets play Game 3 and 4 at the TD Garden, Kyrie Irving pleads with the fans to avoid any kind of belligerence on his Boston return.
Kyrie Irving is one the most prolific scorers in the league. His flashy ball-handling skills are considered to be legendary. This season, alongside Kevin Durant and James Harden, Irving led the star-studded Brooklyn Nets team to an impressive 48-24 record. Clinching the 2nd seed in the East, Brooklyn has Jayson Tatum and his Boston Celtics as their first-round postseason matchup.
As expected, the Nets team have had a dominant first-two game, blowing out the Celtics by 11 and 22 points respectively. As Kyrie Irving’s side holds a commanding 2-0 lead, he will be making his Boston return ahead of Games 3 and 4 at the TD Garden.
We all know, Kyrie had a stint with the Celtics from 2017-2019. His 2 years in Bean Town can very safely be regarded as unsuccessful and underwhelming.
During his time with the Celtics, Kai was headlining for all the wrong reasons including several off-court problems. The 7-time All-Star’s decision to move to Brooklyn tarnished his relationship with the Boston crowd.
“I hope there is no belligerence or subtle racism”: Kyrie Irving ahead of his Boston return
Ever since Kyrie Irving changed teams, the Celtics fans have been ruthless in showing their hostility toward him. With their team being 2-0 down and being without the likes of All-Star Jaylen Brown, Boston fans would want to express some of their frustrations and anger. And Kyrie will surely be the primary suspect of that hate.
When asked about the return, Kyrie pleaded with the fans to avoid any sort of “belligerence”. The 29-year-old guard said:
“Hopefully we can keep it basketball, no belligerence, subtle racism, people yelling sh*t from the crowd.”
Kyrie on returning to TD Garden for Game 3: “Hopefully we can just keep it strictly basketball, there’s not belligerence or racism going on. Subtle racism… I’m not the only one who can attest to this… The whole world knows it.” pic.twitter.com/WUYYqXsNbU
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TD Garden surely won’t be merciful towards their former leader. However, if the Nets successfully managed to grab both the wins, Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets will go back home as one happy team.