So much for Wednesday night’s drama at TD Garden.
According to a report in The Athletic, Kyrie Irving won’t be joining the Brooklyn Nets when they take on the Celtics this coming week. The game represented the first chance for Irving to play in front of the Boston crowd since he left via free agency to the Nets.
Irving’s absence is due to a lingering shoulder injury. The Nets are currently 3-1 in the guard’s absence, with Irving having averaged 28.5 points per game throughout his first 11 contests. The next time Brooklyn travels back to Boston is March 3, with the teams playing at Barclays Center Friday.
Kyrie looked at the schedule before the season started and planned this whole injury thing because he didn’t want to go back to Boston this upcoming week!!! He didn’t want that smoke in the Bean Town. Smh
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) November 23, 2019
.@KendrickPerkins explained how he wouldn’t be surprised if the Kyrie Irving injury occurring right before he faces Boston is simply because he doesn’t want to face the people and “we’re looking at a guy that’s mentally weak.” pic.twitter.com/negL2xTbvO
— Dale & Keefe (@DaleKeefeWEEI) November 21, 2019
Full article @ Report: Kyrie Irving won’t make trip to Boston to face Celts
Source: GreenStreet Blog