Kevin Garnett might only have sent a lightly-worded warning to Kyrie Irving, but Richard Jefferson is having none of it.
Kyrie Irving was the center of a couple of Celtics-related incidents during the weekend. He appeared to intentionally stamp on the logo disrespectfully after the Nets took Game 3.
Barely seconds after that happened, a Celtics fan threw a water bottle at him as he walked off the court. The fan has since been apprehended, charged and banned indefinitely from TD Garden.
Kevin Garnett, however, wanted to draw more attention to Kyrie’s action. And Richard Jefferson is not having it. This is what RJ posted in response to the Big Ticket on Twitter this morning:
“Kevin Garnett has done FAR more disrespectful things on the court than what Kyrie did. I don’t want to hear that noise. He’s crossed that line plenty of times…… plenty of times.”
Kevin Garnett has done FAR more disrespectful things on the court than what Kyrie did. I don’t want to hear that noise. He’s crossed that line plenty of times…… plenty of times. 🤐
— Richard Jefferson (@Rjeff24) June 1, 2021
RJ played against Garnett for several years in the league. And it’s not like these are some made-up accusations. KG definitely talked a volume of trash, and he also went over the line with several players in his attempts to get in their heads.
NBA fans react to Richard Jefferson’s accusations pertaining to Kevin Garnett
RJ’s tweet has divided public opinion regarding Kyrie’s actions on the day. People maintain that it was an intentional act of disrespect towards the Celtics organization.
I feel you but in Kyrie case and how he left Boston but popped all that cash about the other players just to not do his own part and then leave after saying he wanted to stay..Ky has got to know and be better..can’t be a Trump and excite the crowd and the be like what I do🤨
— Brisco (@973gamechanger) June 1, 2021
It isn’t about comparing what Kevin G did or Kyrie did. That is just Kevin’s opinion. Kyrie knew what he was doing and he knew how the Boston fans would take that offense. I am not saying he should have a water bottle thrown at him, but if Irving didn’t do that?!?!
— Nicky 1X (@RocMobile) June 1, 2021
But most of the responses pointed out instances from Garnett’s past where he seems to be the bad guy. Now it’s a different matter whether all of them are substantiated claims, but they’re out there.
— Kevon Looney Brasil (@KevonLooneyBR) June 1, 2021
Kg told Melo his wife tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios tell that man go sit tf down
— Swizzy The Sorcerer (@SWIZZY_BREADMAN) June 1, 2021
Just ask Charlie Villanueva pic.twitter.com/3Zd0gtaBuY
— JOEY (@Joeryegun) June 1, 2021
We suggest you err on the side of not paying attention to this hoopla in the future. The Celtics will likely be knocked out in this round, and quite possibly tonight could be that night.