Kyrie Irving sentenced to maximum fine for lewd gestures
Former Duke basketball star guard Kyrie Irving has finally been fined by the NBA.
It was only a matter of time before the NBA officially got into the pockets of former Duke basketball guard Kyrie Irving after his actions in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs first round. .
Irving was seen knocking fans down several times in the Brooklyn Nets’ 115-114 loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday, and it’s going to cost him a big check.
The NBA has imposed a maximum fine of $50,000 on Kyrie Irving, ESPN Reporting by Adrian Wojnarowski.
The former Blue Devil has a long history with Boston fans dating back to his days as a member of the Celtics.
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Kyrie Irving told fans ahead of the 2018-19 season that he would sign an extension with the iconic franchise before finally flying to Brooklyn with Kevin Durant this offseason.
Celtic fans have clearly not forgotten or forgiven the New Jersey native for his actions or comments and have been vicious against the All-NBA guard every time he enters the TD Garden.
Irving didn’t help himself in the eyes of fans in the last playoffs when he was seen stomping on the Boston logo on center court after a Nets victory to take command of the series, three games to one.
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However, the 11-year-old veteran thrives on the biggest stage and in hostile environments as he tallied 39 points, five rebounds, six assists and four steals in Game 1 of the series. But it was overshadowed by Jayson Tatum’s lay-up.
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Kyrie Irving scored 34 points in Brooklyn’s win over the Cleveland Cavaliers and had 50- and 60-point performances this season during a three-game stretch in March.
There’s no shortage of fireworks when Irving and the Nets take to the stage in Boston for Game 2 of the series Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. EST (TNT).