NBA Playoffs: Boston Celtics Legend Kevin Garnett Slashes Kyrie Irving for Stomping on Logo
NBA Playoffs: The NBA Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtics champion criticized Irving for stomping on the Celtics logo after the Brooklyn…
NBA Playoffs: The NBA Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtics champion criticized Irving for stomping on the Celtics logo after the Brooklyn Nets’ 141-126 win Sunday.
Garnett’s comments Monday also largely ignored the greater context from the aftermath of Sunday’s game, namely that 21-year-old fan Cole Buckley was arrested and charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon after he threw a water bottle at Kyrie Irving.
He is also facing a permanent ban from the TD Garden.
NBA Playoffs: Video of Kyrie Irving Stomping on his former team’s logo “Lucky”
Kyrie appeared to step on the Boston logo as he greeted his teammates at half court postgame.
— ESPN (@espn) May 31, 2021
A Boston Celtics fan who threw a water bottle apparently at Kyrie Irving’s head as he was leaving the court at TD Garden following the Brooklyn Nets’ 141-126 victory on Sunday night has been arrested, according to a statement from TD Garden.
Kyrie Irving says banning fans who mistreat NBA players won’t solve the problem.
“(It’s) just underlying racism, and treating people like they’re in a human zoo,” Kyrie Irving said after a water bottle was thrown at him following Brooklyn’s 141-126 victory over the Celtics on Sunday night.
Kevin Garnett did not like Kyrie Irving stomping on the Celtics logo. pic.twitter.com/R4pO9HSmUy
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) May 31, 2021
NBA Playoffs: Nets’ superstar Kevin Durant called on fans to treat athletes like human beings after Sunday’s incident during his postgame press conference:
“Fans got to grow up at some point. I know that being in the house for a year and a half with the pandemic got a lot of people on edge, got a lot of people stressed out, but when you come to these games, you have to realize these men are human.
“We are not animals; we are not in the circus. You coming to the game is not all about you as a fan. So, have some respect for the game. Have some respect for human beings, and have some respect for yourself. Your mother wouldn’t be proud of you throwing water bottles at basketball players or spitting on players or tossing popcorn. So, grow the f–k up, and enjoy the game. It’s bigger than you.“
Some fans may not like Irving based on his time in Boston and his stomp on Lucky, but throwing objects at him is not acceptable.