Kyrie Irving Hears Boston Heckling From Miles Away

Kyrie Irving didn’t make the trip to Boston on Wednesday as his team took on the Celtics. Despite his absence, the TD Garden was filled with anti-Irving chants and the streets of Boston were filled with posters calling the point guard a coward. Irving heard the heckling from miles away.

“It happens all the time and Tonight just shows how Sports/Entertainment will always be ignorant and obtrusive,” Irving wrote in a lengthy Instagram post. “It’s one big SHOW that means very little in the real world,” Irving posted on social media (via Brian Lewis of the New York Post).

The Celtics will take on the Nets again on Friday (in Brooklyn this time) and Irving, who is nursing a shoulder injury, has a chance to play in that matchup. While he won’t get a chance to see many of his former fans, he will get a chance to connect with old teammates and his former coach Brad Stevens, who defended the point guard before Wednesday’s contest.

“That’s one of the things that, unfortunately, when you’re really, really good at something, the level of scrutiny is even higher,” Stevens said. “He’s one of the best players in the NBA. The level of scrutiny is unfair, but it comes with the territory of all those guys. That’s why it’s so important that we constantly remind ourselves of how good they are.”

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26 thoughts on “Kyrie Irving Hears Boston Heckling From Miles Away

  1. Rocket32

    So soft. Take the heckling and move on, can’t say he didn’t earn it. Not the first and won’t be the last to get that treatment. You didn’t see AD making a big post on social media about it.

  2. ballcity141

    Can’t believe that those ignorant fans are mad at him for not re-signing. It’s not like he explicitly told them before the season that he would re-sign. How ignorant of them for believing him.

      • Grant

        I think its his shoulder not his leg this time. Give him a few weeks and it will be a leg injury

  3. DuffManCometh

    Kyrie is one of my favorite players. He is a class act and doesn’t deserve the treatment that some Celtic fans are giving him. People just have to remind themselves that this is a business, and the individual has to do what’s best for themselves. If you’re working at Verizon and Sprint offers you a 40% raise do stay with Verizon out of loyalty to your customers? Hell no. The same applies in professional sports.

    • takeitback

      Terrible analogy, because in this scenario Boston would have offered the same amount as Brooklyn. So he left because he wanted to leave. Which is fine…….just don’t be mad at the Boston fans since he told them he was coming back.

      • Reflect

        As a Celtics fan I really don’t care that he left I’m more annoyed with his behavior when he was here. Horford left too and I have nothing but love for him.

  4. paladin

    Heckling travels so much farther on Flat Earth! Kyrie knows that! Next: Obtrusive From the Latin; ”Obtrusus”…To project an opinion in an unwanted manner…Well, Yes Kyrie that’s what fans do. You asked for it when you grabbed the Mike and told everyone you’re coming back. Now you need KD to come back and save your rear end because this team plays better without Kyrie Irving…

  5. dynasty in boston

    The good news was that we only had to put up with one season of Tea Bagger Vance.

    I feel bad for unsuspecting Net fans.

  6. IslandFlava

    Oh boy how dislikeable are Celtic fans with all their hatred & trolling… SMH!

  7. It’s because you flat out lied to them, Kyrie. People don’t like being lied to.

  8. Spike4christ

    Don’t worry Nets fans when you need KI he will not be there. Kemba is all class and plays 5 days after a hit like he took. KI would be about 3 weeks he is brittle. I wish KI well but I would rather have Kemba. We shall see in the Playoffs this year who can bring it.

  9. phillyballers

    Best part of this is Enes Kanter’s welcome him back somehow… as if Kanter was on the team last year. smh

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