Apr 19, 2022
The NBA announced it fined Nets guard Kyrie Irving $50,000 for “making obscene gestures” and “directing profane language toward the spectator stands” during his team’s Game 1 loss against the Celtics in Boston on Sunday.
At halftime of the game, Irving he was caught on video telling a fan “suck my d--- b----.” And in the second half, there were multiple instances where Irving could be seen flipping his middle finger to Celtics fans.
After the game, Irving addressed the interactions with fans and didn’t show any remorse over his actions. He played for the Celtics from 2017 to ’19, but joined the Nets in free agency in the summer of ’19.
“I’mma have the same energy for them,” he said. “And it’s not every fan, I don’t wanna attack every fan, every Boston fan. When people start yelling p---- or b---- and f--- you and all this stuff, [there’s] just so much you can take.”
Source: Sports Illustrated
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