Celtics fans weren’t the only ones angry with Kyrie Irving for stomping on Boston’s center-court logo featuring “Lucky the Leprechaun” on Sunday, a moment that took a backseat to a fan later throwing a water bottle at the Nets star.
“So nobody going to say anything about Kyrie Stomping ‘Lucky’?” Celtics great Kevin Garnett wrote Monday on Instagram. “We just gonna act like we didn’t see that.
“You can’t do that,” added the Hall of Famer, who won a title with Boston in 2008. “That’s not cool on no level .. All of us need to be better.”
The clip of Irving stamping his left shoe on the emblem made the rounds on social media after a Celtics fan in a Garnett jersey nearly hit Irving with a water bottle as he walked down the tunnel toward the locker room following Brooklyn’s win.
The fan, 21-year-old Massachusetts native Cole Buckley, was banned from TD Garden and will be arraigned Tuesday on a charge of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, local police told reporters.
But Garnett appeared to only criticize Irving, who had 39 points Sunday and was heavily booed both games in Boston.
The 29-year-old Irving spent two tumultuous seasons with the organization that featured him reportedly calling out younger teammates and struggling in the 2019 playoffs.
He left that summer to sign a four-year, $136 million contract with the Nets to team up with fellow star Kevin Durant.
The Nets are one game away from eliminating Boston in the first round of the playoffs.