Kyrie Irving explains why he threw a tantrum in front of the Boston…

Kyrie Irving explains why he threw a tantrum in front of the Boston Celtics’ home crowd.

People in Boston didn’t like Kyrie Irving when he came back for the first game of the playoffs on Sunday.

On Sunday, Kyrie Irving, the Brooklyn Nets’ point guard and shooting guard, returned to the TD Garden in Boston for the NBA Playoffs.

He used to play for the Boston Celtics, and his return to the Garden was not well received. Irving claims he was “returning the energy” when Celtics supporters yelled obscenities at him.

Irving told NetsDaily that he talked about how he got and gave back the energy after the game:

“Look, where I’m from, I’m used to all these antics and people being close nearby. It’s nothing new when I come into this building what it’s going to be like — but it’s the same energy they have for me, I’m going to have the same energy for them. And it’s not every fan, I don’t want to attack every fan, every Boston fan. When people start yelling ‘p—y’ or ‘b—-‘ and ‘f— you’ and all this stuff, there’s only but so much you take as a competitor. We’re the ones expected to be docile and be humble, take a humble approach, f— that, it’s the playoffs. This is what it is.”

After only two seasons with the Celtics, his departure from Boston was painful. Irving’s behavior has enraged and disappointed fans, and it appears that this isn’t a one-time occurrence.

Despite his bad circumstances, he does not appear to let them get the best of him most of the time.

According to NBC Sports Boston, Irving went on to say:

“I know what to expect in here. And it’s the same energy I’m giving back to them. It is what it is. I’m not really focused on it, it’s fun, you know what I’m saying? Where I’m from I’ve dealt with so much, so coming in here you relish it as a competitor. … This isn’t my first time at TD Garden so what you guys saw, what you guys think is entertainment, or the fans think is entertainment, all is fair in competition. So if somebody’s going to call me out on my name, I’m gonna look at them straight in the eye and see if they really ’bout it. Most of the time they’re not.”

This isn’t the first time Irving has aired his mind. On numerous occasions, he’s been a hot issue in the media and among fans, such as his reluctance to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine and his flat-earth conspiracy theory.

But it’s his declaration of intent to stay with the Celtics and then depart that has sparked the most debate in Boston. This angered Celtics fans, and it was clear in the playoff game and will most likely be clear in future games.

Despite his controversial words and decisions, Irving remains one of the NBA’s top point guards. He is a prolific scorer who excels under duress.

His ability to score a lot of points in a short amount of time is rare in the NBA. His candor may get him in trouble at times, but his talent will always make him a sought-after player.

Irving didn’t go out of his way to irritate Celtics supporters, but he did appear to be reacting to those who did.