Kyrie Irving Fined $50K for Flipping Bird at Celtics Fans

Kyrie Irving Fined $50K for Flipping Bird at Celtics Fans

Kyrie Irving Fined $50K for Flipping Bird at Celtics Fans!

Earlier this week Kyrie Irving was seen flipping the bird at Celtics fans. He did it on the low but someone snapped a photo and got him busted… reports Nets guard Kyrie Irving has been fined $50,000 for making obscene gestures and directing profane language toward the crowd during Brooklyn’s Game 1 playoff loss to the Celtics.

via: FOX News:

League operations president Byron Spruell announced the fines on Tuesday.

Cameras captured Irving flipping his middle finger toward fans as he ran down the court after making a shot in the third quarter. Irving said after the game that his actions were in response to jeers from fans he said crossed the line.

Irving said after the game:

Where I’m from, I’m used to all these antics and people being close nearby. It’s nothing new when I come into this building what it’s going to be like. But it’s the same energy they have for me, I’m going to have the same energy for them.

And it’s not every fan, I don’t want to attack every Boston fan. When people start yelling (expletives) and all this stuff, there’s only but so much you take as a competitor. We’re the ones expected to be docile and be humble, take a humble approach…it’s the playoffs. This is what it is.

Irving spent two seasons in Boston before departing during free agency in 2019 to join the Nets.

In Game 1 on Sunday, he was booed loudly every time he touched the ball but led Brooklyn with 39 points in the Nets’ last-second 115-114 loss. Fans have given him similar receptions in recent visits to Boston.