- Former Celtics legend Kevin Garnett called out Kyrie Irving for stomping on team’s logo
- ESPNs Richard Jefferson fired back at Garnett on Twitter
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Kevin Garnett is receiving some backlash over his reaction to Kyrie Irving’s actions from over the weekend.
On Sunday, Irving outraged Celtics fans after he stomped on the team’s leprechaun logo following the Nets’ game 4 win.
Kyrie appeared to step on the Boston logo as he greeted his teammates at half court postgame.
— ESPN (@espn) May 31, 2021
Garnett and his former Celtics’ teammate Glenn “Big Baby” Davis reacted negatively to Irving disrespecting the team’s logo.
Kevin Durant and Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis were going at it on IG after Kevin Garnett’s comments about Kyrie Irving stepping on the Celtics logo. 🤣 pic.twitter.com/pn6C4uQcUX
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 31, 2021
Irving’s former teammate and ESPN analyst Richard Jefferson blasted Garnett for being offended by the logo stomp considering he’s done worse things on the court while talking trash.
Kevin Garnett has done FAR more disrespectful things on the court than what Kyrie did. I don’t want to hear that noise. He’s crossed that line plenty of times…… plenty of times. 🤐
— Richard Jefferson (@Rjeff24) June 1, 2021
Fans agreed with Jefferson’s take and pointed out that Garnett once avvused of calling Charlie Villanueva a “cancer patient” during a game.
Just ask Charlie Villanueva pic.twitter.com/3Zd0gtaBuY
— JOEY (@Joeryegun) June 1, 2021
At the time Villanueva, who suffers from Alopecia Universalis, was extremely offended by KG’s comments.
“KG talks alot of crap, he’s prob never been in a fight, I would love to get in a ring with him, I will expose him.” “KG called me a cancer patient, I’m pissed because, u know how many people died from cancer, and he’s tossing it like it’s a joke … I wouldn’t even trip about that, but a cancer patient, I know way 2 many people who passed away from it, and I have a special place for those.”
Fans also pointed out the time Garnett wished Tim Duncan, whose mother had died when he was young, a “happy Mother’s Day.:
— Kevon Looney Brasil (@KevonLooneyBR) June 1, 2021