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Duncan Robinson reveals why he taunted Celtics fans in Game 7

MIAMI, FLORIDA - APRIL 22: Duncan Robinson #55 of the Miami Heat looks on against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first quarter in Game Three of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs at Kaseya Center on April 22, 2023 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

After a layup midway through the fourth quarter to put the Heat up by 21, Duncan Robinson taunted Celtics fans. He gestured to the incredulous Boston crowd that he couldn’t hear them. Apparently, Robinson’s goading was because he got put into a massive text chain with Celtics supporters, resulting in him wanting to get revenge.

On a recent episode of The Old Man & the Three, the 29-year-old explained his taunting. Interestingly, Robinson wanted to celebrate regardless of his ending up in a group chat with rowdy New Englanders. However, because he finished the game with 10 points, he didn’t feel as if he was relevant enough to jeer at the sold-out crowd. 

So, Robinson used the vitriol he witnessed from the group text as motivation to mock Celtics fans. He recounts that the messages from the chat exacerbated the Heat’s Game 6 loss for him. Not to mention that Robinson missed two crucial shots down the stretch of that game.

The Heat routed the Celtics in Game 7, 103-84. They advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2020, where they will play the Nuggets. The series tips off on June 1.