Kyrie Irving Gives Boston Fans Middle Finger Following Nets' Loss to Celtics

The Brooklyn Nets point guard appears to be flipping off Boston fans after the Brooklyn Nets loses to the Celtics with 115-114 score during Game 1 of their playoff series.

AceShowbiz - Kyrie Irving was upset after the Brooklyn Nets lost to the Celtics with 115-114 score during Game 1 of their playoff series on Sunday, April 17. The Nets point guard, who scored 39 points in the game, appeared to be flipping off fans.

The 30-year-old NBA star further blasted Boston crowd in an interview following the game. "When people start yelling 'p***y,' and 'b***h' and 'f**k you' and all this other stuff, there's only but so much you can take as a competitor," he explained. "And we're the ones expected to be docile and be humble and take a humble approach. Nah, f**k that. It's the playoffs."

He, however, shared that he's trying to "embrace" the "dark side" of it. As for his teammate Kevin Durant, he said of fans who crossed the line, "I wasn't really focused on the fans. We know they're going to show out and support their team, but we know they're going to let Kyrie hear it as much as possible. It is what it is. It's a part of the sport."

Kyrie played for the Celtics from 2017 to 2019. He later joined Kevin and the Nets, causing a rift between himself and Boston sports fans. At the time, Kyrie cited his grandfather's death as well as wanting to be closer to his hometown in New Jersey for the controversial move.

That aside, Kyrie received backlash last year for his comments against COVID-19 vaccine. Despite getting backlash over his anti-vax stance, the NBA star doubled down on his opinion.

"It's not about being anti-vax or about being on one side or the other. It's about being true to what feels good for me. I'm still uncertain about a lot of things," Kyrie said. "And that's OK. If I'm going to be demonized about having more questions and taking my time to make a decision with my life, then that's just what it is."

"It's not about the money, baby. It's about choosing what's best for you. You think I really want to lose money? You think I really want to give up on my dream to go after a championship? You think I really just want to give up my job?" the seven-time All-Star further stressed. "You think I really just want to sit at home and not go after the things with my teammates that I've been able to grow with, to learn with?"

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