After Kyrie Irving notoriously stepped on the Boston Celtics’ logo following yesterday’s win, former Celtic Glen Davis and Irving’s current teammate, Kevin Durant, went to Instagram to express their thoughts.
The comments came on a post that showed Davis’s former teammate in Boston, Kevin Garnett, criticizing Irving’s gesture.
Glen Davis, who won an NBA championship with the Celtics in 2008, clearly took issue with Irving’s actions. He agreed with Garnett and saw it as disrespectful to everyone who played for the Celtics.
Durant replied to Davis’s comment in a laughing manner, insinuating that the incident was no big deal and that Davis overreacted. Many other commenters agreed with this sentiment, but Durant later deleted his comment.
After beginning his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2011, Irving played for the Celtics from 2017-2019. But following a disappointing exit in the second round of the 2019 playoffs, Irving’s tenure ended bitterly. His relationship with Boston and their fans would only get worse from there.
Irving’s decision to step on the logo has stirred controversy from everyone, not just the players. Boston Police even arrested a fan for throwing a water bottle at Irving as he exited the arena after stepping on the logo. Irving and Durant both responded afterward.
It’s certainly not the only recent instance of a negative interaction between a fan and a player.
The Nets and Celtics will head back to Brooklyn for tomorrow’s game five matchup at 7:30 EST. Brooklyn’s up 3-1 and will look to close out what’s been an eventful series on and off the court.