Boston Celtics

Kyrie Irving has never heard the end of the noise from Celtics fans following his decision to sign with the Brooklyn Nets after verbally expressing his desire to stay in Boston in 2019.

The lost love continued on Sunday during the Celtics’ 126-120 win over Brooklyn on national television behind 54 points from Jayson Tatum. After boos and chants towards the Brooklyn guard rained down throughout the game, Irving took time to respond to questions about his relationship with Boston fans following the loss.

“I know it’s going to be like that the rest of my career coming in here,” Irving said. “It’s like the scorned girlfriend, wants an explanation on why I left but still hoping for a text back. It was fun while it lasted.”

Irving scored 19 points on 18 attempts from the field on Sunday in a game that dropped Brooklyn below .500. Irving did note his appreciation for his Boston teammates and his treatment from the front office before making a final comment about the fans.

“I just have to lock in on the mission, stay focused, and not try to have too many conversations with the fans on the side when they call me out of my name,” Irving said.

For as long as Irving plays at TD Garden, fans will consistently remind of their thoughts on the departed star following his tenure in a Celtics uniform.

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