Kyrie Irving Doesn't Care About Your Trite Holiday Traditions
In keeping with tradition, the Boston Celtics point guard -- and box office crotchety old man -- has now provided us with more fodder this holiday season.
After an inexplicable Thanksgiving Eve home loss to the miserable New York Knicks, Irving was in a bit of a mood in the glum Boston locker room.
When a reporter had the audacity to wish Uncle Drew a Happy Turkey Day, our hero gave us the true reason for the season.
Kyrie Irving: “Fuck Thanksgiving.”— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) November 22, 2018
Well, not a reason per se.
Irving elaborated further, explaining that he doesn't celebrate that shit.
Fair enough, dude.
Here's some context, though.
(This is a real quote, reminder he was given the name Little Mountain by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe earlier this year)— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) November 22, 2018
You see, his late mother was from the tribe mentioned above, so this Native American heritage might make him justifiably sensitive toward the holiday in question.
Despite being on the right side of the argument, Kyrie felt compelled to apologize for the language.
I spoke w/ frustration after last nights game and spoke words that shouldn’t be in a professional setting no matter what.— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) November 22, 2018
Meant no disrespect to the Holiday and those who celebrate it respectfully. I’m grateful for the time We all can share with our families. We are always ONE. 🔺👁— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) November 22, 2018
Maybe Kyrie just wants to hang out with his old man.
There's a generous helping of tradition for you.