NBA fines Kyrie Irving $50K for altercation with fans

Kyrie Irving wins NBA title with Cavaliers
Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) talks to teammate Marcus Smart during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 120-111. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

Due to his obscene gestures toward fans, the NBA levied a fine of $50,000 against Kyrie Irving before to the start of the playoffs on Tuesday, April 19.

The Brooklyn Nets star’s rude attitude occurred during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first-round series against the Boston Celtics.

Due to the complex situation that arose before the start of the Celtics game, the 30-year-old Australian-born player stated that he plans to continue confronting fans who disrespect him during games.

It is important to note that, despite the Nets’ loss and the controversy with fans, Irving shined in his debut in the current edition of the NBA playoffs, with a sensational line of 39 points, 6 assists and 4 steals.

Why are Celtics fans criticizing Kyrie Irving?

Kyrie Irving is one of the Nets' top performers
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) handles the ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

The hatred of most Boston fans towards Irving is mainly due to the fact that, after playing two seasons with the Celtics, the player decided to sign with the Nets in free agency, even though he had previously promised to stay with the team now led by Jayson Tatum.

Kyrie Irving’s numbers with Celtics

Kyrie Irving played two seasons with Celtics
Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) talks to teammate Marcus Smart during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 120-111. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

After playing 127 NBA games in a Celtics uniform, Irving averaged 24.1 points, 6.1 assists and 4.4 rebounds. In addition, he registered 48.9% shooting from the field and an impressive 40.4% from three-point range.

Despite putting up impressive individual numbers, LeBron’s old Cleveland teammate was unable to lead the Celtics to their first NBA championship since the 2008 Finals, which then featured the legendary Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen.

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