Nets star Kyrie Irving mocked the New York Knicks fans after his team made a 21 points comeback when he passed an alley loop to his teammate Kevin Durant for a poster dunk in the fourth quarter.
The Brooklyn Nets showcased a spectacular game against their city rivals and defeated the New York Knicks 110-98 at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. It was an important game for the Nets if they wanted to get the best spot in the tournament and they seemed to be able to seize the opportunity despite a poor start to the first quarter of the game.
The Nets proved to be struggling when gave a 21-point lead to Knick but before the end of the third quarter, the Brooklyn-based franchise returned to its top form and rebounded within the game by decreasing the lead to 10 points. After that, Irving and KD played a crucial role to bring the games into the favor of the Nets.
Durant led the game with his 32 points whereas Kyrie provide him the proper support with his 24 points performance. The sync was seen between these two Nets stars not only in-game making but also in trolling the fans who were mocking them for their bad start.
“East coast basketball at its finest people,” Kyrie Irving gives a savage reply to Knicks fans who trolled the Brooklyn Nets for bad start
During the start of the fourth quarter, Nets got the lead over the Knicks when Irving passed an alley loop to KD. After a poster dunk by Kevin, Kyrie was celebrating it in front of Knicks fans by yelling at them. He didn’t stop here, even in the postgame press conference he revealed what was the scenario on the court and how the crowd reacted to their comeback.
“East coast basketball at its finest people,” Kyrie Irving said during the postgame interview. “Just yelling random from the crowd, he wanted to want a reaction they got one I think I tapped the wrong person so I apologize to the random guy that I tapped he looked at me with a big surprise look on his face. I didn’t mean to but somebody said something I was just fed up with our performance and I’ve dealt with this east coast type of attitude in games since I was seven-eight years old so I’ve been in the trenches as they would say growing up”
Irving added, “I just stopped giving an ‘f’ about what their opinion was and I just started repping the best way I knew. It’s just always mutual respect across basketball culture out here I fall in line with a lot of great guards that have come from the New York City, New Jersey area I just want to put on a good show.”
In addition, Brooklyn is already eligible for the play-in tournament and if they are looking for the best spot in it, they need to win their remaining games against the Indiana Pacers and their seventh spot rival Cleveland Cavaliers in the east.