Don’t miss NBC Sports Boston’s coverage of the Celtics-Cavs, which will kick off tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET with the Celtics pregame life, and then NBC Sports Boston has a call of the game at 7 pm. You can also stream the game through the MyTeams app.
So far, it’s safe to say that the majority of Celtics fans have moved away from their former Kyrie Irving and are happy with their new star Kemba Walker.
But the former Sea Guard’s “I plan to re-sign here next year” speech, followed by the 2018-19 drama-filled campaign and his decision to leave Boston in free agency for Brooklyn, is undoubtedly a public enemy. Not making 1 in Boston.
A new Nike billboard outside Madison Square Garden would not help Irving’s cause, as it showed that he wanted to leave Celtic for Brooklyn.
Stevens reveals plans for NBA use of tacos “In my heart, I knew that I always wanted to play at home,” Billboard reads.
Check it out below:
New @KyrieIrving Billboard at the corner of Madison Square Garden.
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– TickPick (@TickPick) November 5, 2019
A resident of New Jersey, Irving grew up as a fan of the New Jersey Nets and since signing with Brooklyn has made it clear that the possibility of “coming home” is what ultimately led him to make this decision.
Still, given the 27-year-old’s tenure in Boston, a billboard insisting that his heart would not sit well with C’s fans all along.
Five games into the season, the Celtics are at 4–1 while Irving and the Nets (3-4) aim to bounce back from a rocky start.
Kanter hasn’t played since Boston’s last season opener due to a knee contusion, and the C’s could use his help on the glass: The Knicks outrebounded them 51-44 on Friday night while collecting the 16 offensive boards to Boston’s three.