Courtside footage captured Kyrie Irving telling Celtics fans that it is too expensive for him to talk trash back to them. Irving talking trash back to the Celtics fan could cost him some money so he decided to keep mute and not talk back at them.
TPS has more on why Kyrie Irving didn’t talk trash back to Celtics fans;
Kyrie Irving went from scoring 39 while tossing insults and middle fingers at anyone who crossed his path during Game One on Sunday, to barely making a peep during his lackluster, 10-point performance in Game 2 tonight.
So, what gives? Why did Kyrie ditch the bad-boy approach that seemed to work so well for him in Game 1? Why wasn’t he getting into it with all the trash-talking Celtics fans this time around?
Apparently, there was a very good reason behind Irving’s sudden change in demeanor, and it has everything to do with his checkbook.
Based on an exchange that Irving had with some courtside fans, it appears as though Kyrie was keeping his mouth shut because all that talk was costing him too much money.
Irving was fined $50,000 for flipping all those birds during Sunday’s wild affair at the TD Garden. At one point, cameras even captured the Nets star telling a Celtics fan to suck his you-know-what while on his way to the locker room.
It’s a good thing that Kyrie Irving kept his cool and never talked trash back to the Celtics fans. He was really determined to protect his bank accounts this time around. It seems though that Irving played better when he was engaged with the fans as he put up a stinker last night as the Celtics came back from 17 down to secure the win and 2-0 series lead.
The NBA should allow the trash talk as long as it isn’t racist, family members are left out of it and nothing physical happens.
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