Kyrie Irving has no regrets about cursing at heckler who taunted him about LeBron
Kyrie Irving is sticking to his guns after cursing out a heckler on Friday night.
After Irving and the Boston Celtics picked up a road win over the Philadelphia 76ers, a fan yelled a taunt about LeBron James at the All-Star guard as he exited the floor, and he responded by screaming a profanity back at the fan.
Here is video of the incident, but beware of the foul language:
Listen to Kyrie Irving when asked where LeBron was.pic.twitter.com/Mj0ntO3nBa
— TheLead SportsMedia (@NBALEAD) October 21, 2017
On Saturday, Irving was asked if he had any regrets about the exchange.
“Hell no,” he replied, according to Chris Forsberg of ESPN. ” [The fan was] man enough to record it on video, then that’s all him. I’m glad he got his [social media] name out there and then, kinda, 5 seconds of fame and it going viral — that’s the social media platform we live on. I take full responsibility what I said and excuse [to] the kids at home and you move on.”
While it doesn’t seem there’s any hate between James and Irving themselves, it has to be tiring for Irving to hear about his former teammate at every turn and probably further validates his decision to ask for a trade out of Cleveland.