Kyrie Irving had an absolute day on Sunday.
In Game 1 of the Brooklyn Nets’ first round playoff series against the Boston Celtics, Irving brought it all, on court and off. For the uninitiated, there’s a bit of history between Irving and his former team. It all came to a head Sunday when Celtics fans went at Irving and he responded. On the court, he played 42 minutes and scored 39 points (all while fasting for Ramadan, mind you).
Off the court may have been a more impressive showing of not giving a shit; cursing out Celtics fans, making cry baby faces, and letting numerous freedom rockets fly in their faces, as seen above.
Unfortunately, because we can’t have any fun, Kyrie got a $50k fine for giving the fans exactly what they wanted.
In the long run, this won’t hurt a guy who’s made a shade under $160M in his career. In the short term, Kyrie may have to scale back on the budget a bit. Which got us thinking, what will one of the smoothest guards in the NBA have to hold off on now that he’s $50k lighter in the bank account?
- 16 months of rent in a standard 1 bedroom Brooklyn apartment
- 510 round trip flights from Brooklyn to Boston
- 2,513 packs of Gatorade
- 2,941 healing crystal wands
- 9,090 white sage smudge sticks
- 4,166 copies of Christine Garwood’s “The History of an Infamous Idea: Flat Earth”
I think we can assume things are going to be OK financially for everyone’s favorite weirdo. That sage budget’s taking a real hit though.