Richard Jefferson calls out Kevin Garnett, says Garnett has done “far more disrespectful things on the court than what Kyrie did”

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NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 10: In this image released on December 19, 2020, Richard Jefferson hosts the 2020 Sports Illustrated Awards at AG Production Services on December 10, 2020 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2020 Sports Illustrated Awards will stream free worldwide on December 19, 2020. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) | WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 05: Nick Young attends the 2019 GQ Men of the Year at The West Hollywood Edition on December 05, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images) | BOSTON - FEBRUARY 7: Former Boston Celtics player Kevin Garnett hangs out underneath the basket before the game. The Boston Celtics host the Los Angeles Lakers in a regular season NBA basketball game at TD Garden in Boston on Feb. 7, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Richard Jefferson recently took to Twitter to call out Kevin Garnett. He criticized Kevin Garnett for doing far more disrespectful things on the court than Kyrie. This refers to Kyrie stepping on the Celtics logo after Game 4 of the Nets vs. Celtics series.

This tweet from Richard Jefferson is in response to Kevin Garnett’s comments on Instagram. He called out Kyrie for stepping on the Celtics logo at center court. Kevin Garnett’s comments led to some controversy on social media because of their decisive nature.

These comments also garnered reactions from Glen Davis and Kevin Durant on the post. Glen Davis backed up Garnett’s opinion, while Kevin Durant came to the defense of his teammate Kyrie Irving. Durant and Kyrie both commented after the game in question about fan behavior.

Kyrie had a water bottle thrown at him as he exited the game by a Celtics fan. The fan was arrested and banned for life from the arena, but this is just one of multiple events in which fans disrespected players recently. The reintroduction of fans to arenas hasn’t been all roses for the NBA; thus, a serious problem with fan misconduct towards players has suddenly appeared.

Richard Jefferson’s tweet alludes to other actions from Kevin Garnett back in his playing days. He could be talking about a few cases where Kevin Garnett may have taken on-court trash talk too far or a different situation altogether. Nick Young came to Kevin Garnett’s defense on Instagram, calling people who didn’t like his trash-talking ways “soft.”

What started as a simple act by Kyrie has now become a larger social media beef, and many players are getting involved. The playoff series in question is currently in the Net’s hands. They lead the Celtics 3-1 and return to Brooklyn for Game 5 on Tuesday night, giving them a chance to end the series at home.

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