Kyrie Irving has a history of saying and doing things that usually upset the fans. One such moment took place on Brooklyn Nets‘ Monday night game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland. Kyrie faced crowd heckles to which Kyrie did not shy away from replying. A clip recorded by a fan went viral on social media where Kyrie was giving it back to the hecklers.
The Nets took a disappointing 114-107 loss to Kyrie’s former team Cleveland Cavaliers. This was the Nets’ seventh loss in the last 11 games. It was also the first missed game of Kevin Durant, owing to his left-knee injury. He is out for at least 4-6 weeks and till then it will be James Harden leading the team with on-and-off Kyrie Irving.
Kyrie Irving had his best game of the season on Monday night when he scored 27 points on an efficient 12-23 shooting in the game. He also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out nine assists and was +17 in the lineup. James Harden also scored 22 points, dished out 10 assists, and had seven rebounds.
The Nets’ turnovers hurt them big time. They had 14 turnovers and gave away 22 points off those turnovers in the game. Contrastingly, the Cavaliers had more turnovers than the Nets, but still didn’t let those affect them. The Cavs had 16 turnovers but conceded only 13 points off those.
Kyrie Irving’s verbal spat with a little kid
Kyrie Irving was heckled by the courtside Cleveland Cavaliers fans. There was a kid who started heckling Kyrie when he was wandering on the court during the Nets’ free-throw shooting. Kyrie was clearly frustrated by this and he fired back at the kid saying – “Got y’all a championship, and you motherf*ckers still ungrateful.”
Kyrie Irving has a very special and deep history with the Cavaliers. He was drafted number one overall in the 2011 NBA Draft. Irving then along with LeBron James and Kevin Love led the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA championship in 2016, coming back after a 3-1 deficit against the Golden State Warriors. Twitter, however, did not appreciate this reaction or the contribution of Kyrie, as they think he was too arrogant with the kid.