Jrue Holiday has BIZARRE comment on ‘White teammates’ defending against Mavericks

Jrue Holiday was the standout star in Celtics defense in Game 1 vs. the Mavs.

Jrue Holiday has BIZARRE comment on ‘White teammates’ defending against Mavericks

Jrue Holiday, Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic

The Boston Celtics beat the Dallas Mavericks 107-89 in Game 1 of the 2023-24 NBA Finals. Notably, the Celtics’ defenses were at their best as they did not allow the Mavs’ star duo Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving to gain control throughout the game. Jrue Holiday of the Celtics shared a bizarre take after the match.

Following the game on Thursday, Holiday claimed that even their “white teammates” could guard against the Mavs’ attack.

I think it helps a lot, throwing different guys at him, different guys that play defense differently. Some aggressive, some not, but I think even our white guys guard. So, hopefully its a challenge on him.
Jrue Holiday told the NBC Sports Celtics reporter

He also claimed that their defense was versatile against one of the best backcourts in the NBA this season. However, eyebrows were raised over the statement regarding the “white teammates” Holiday made on air.

On the sporting side of things, despite Celtics’ defense being in top form, Doncic scored 30 points and gathered 10 rebounds against them. However, his teammates let him down, including Kyrie Irving who did not perform at his flying best in Game 1. If the Mavs will get past the Celtics’ defense in Game 2 of the NBA Finals remains to be seen.

Jrue Holiday kept Mavs’ Kyrie Irving silent in Game 1

Before Game 1 between the Boston Celtics and the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA Finals, Celtics’ Jrue Holiday was asked how he would defend against the Mavs’ Kyrie Irving. Holiday’s answer was simple: Pray. However, Holiday seemed to be hiding something, as he and his side kept Irving silent during the whole game at the TD Garden.

Me and Ky know each other ... We do know the skill that Kyrie has, I think I'm trying to show him respect as well as him knowing that I'm going to be a competitor.
Jrue Holiday said via NBATV

With Game 2 on the horizon, Holiday will be crucial for the Celtics’ side. Meanwhile, Irving will have to step up in the upcoming matchups against his former team in Celtics. Alongside Doncic, Irving’s performances will play a defining role in determining the Mavs’ outcome in the NBA Finals against Boston.

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