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?
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
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.