Kyrie Irving admits the Brooklyn Nets ‘needed humbling experience’ of losing 4-0 to the Boston Celtics in the NBA playoffs… as he believes ‘it was meant to happen like that’
- ‘It was meant to happen like that,’ Kyrie Irving said while streaming on twitch
- The Nets were swept 4-0 in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs
- Nets star Irving was scrutinized all season for not taking the COVID-19 vaccine
Kyrie Irving appears to be more than at peace with the Brooklyn Nets’ elimination from the playoffs after being swept by the Boston Celtics.
‘It was meant to happen like that,’ Irving said while streaming on twitch.
‘We got 4-0’d, my G,’ Irving said. ‘We got 4-0’d, bro. We needed that humbling experience, especially going against the Celtics. It was already built to be that matchup.’
Kyrie Irving said the Brooklyn Nets being swept in the playoffs ‘was meant to happen’
WARNING – BAD LANGUAGE
Brooklyn advanced to the first round of the postseason, after defeating the Cleveland Cavilers in the NBA playin tournament.
The Nets were then swept by the eventual Eastern Conference champions 4-0.
Brooklyn was actually favored in the series, but could not overcome the duo of Jaylon Brown and Jayson Tatum.
Jayson Tatum celebrates the game-winning basket during the Celtics Game One playoff win
Irving and Kevin Durant look on in the final seconds of their 109-103 loss against the Boston Celtics during Game Three of the Eastern Conference First Round
‘Those youngins over there in Boston, I got to see them grow up,’ said Irving, who spent two seasons in Boston with the Celtics.
‘To see them doing what they did last year on the final stage, making it that far, I’m glad they had to go through us.’
Irving, who was was scrutinized all season for not taking the COVID-19 vaccine, went on to say he is using the elimination as motivation and is looking forward to playing the Celtics again in the playoffs.
‘We gon’ see them again,’ the Brooklyn point guard said. ‘We gon’ have to. They gon’ be where they gon’ be.’
Irving was fined $50,000 after mocking and flipping off Celtics fans in playoff opening loss