The Brooklyn Nets' 141-126 win over the Boston Celtics ended in controversy after a Celtics fan tossed a bottle of water towards Kyrie Irving as he exited the court. The incident was the latest in a string of incidents in which fans have disrespectfully and dangerously crossed the line in their interactions with players.
While many have spoken out against the fan who was arrested for tossing the bottle at the former Celtic, a number of former Celtics are calling out Irving for what he did prior to the bottle-tossing incident. As the Nets guard greeted his teammates at midcourt to celebrate their Game 4 victory, he stomped and dragged his foot across the logo's head which was taken as a sign of disrespect.
On Monday morning, Kevin Garnett called out Irving and said his act was "not coo on no level."
"So nobody gonna say anything about Kyrie stomping ‘Lucky?’ We just gonna act like we didn’t see that going on," Garnett wrote in an Instagram Story post. "You can't do that. That's not coo on no level .. All of us need to be better frfr (for real for real). I'm just sayin."
Other former Celtics, such as Glen "Big Baby" Davis and Cedric Maxwell, echoed Garnett's opinion while Irving's teammate, Kevin Durant, defended him on social media.
The fan who was arrested for tossing the bottle at Irving faces battery with a dangerous weapon and felony assault charges.