Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving is tipped to be the Boston Celtics starting point guard for the foreseeable future. Entering the final year of his Celtics contract in the 2018-19 season, Kyrie attended a season-ticket holder event at TD Garden and assured fans he would sign a long-term contract with the Celtics in the coming months. free agent time in 2019. What was supposed to be a promising season for Kyrie and the Celtics ended in a big disappointment. Boston lost to the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of five games that year, and the clocks began to tick on Irving’s expired contract with the Celtics. In the end, Irving decided to join the Nets that summer, a team that still left a sour taste in the mouths of Celtics fans.
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Kyrie Irving aims to mend fences with Celtics fans
For the second year in a row, the Nets and Celtics will clash in the first round of the NBA knockouts. Brooklyn won in 2021 and will be looking to repeat history in this year’s showdown. The Nets are heading to Boston for Game 1 of the series on April 17, and despite their difficult history, Irving hopes that Celtics fans can finally put the past behind and move on.
“It’s been three years. Hopefully, perhaps in the fourth year or so after this series, we can finish talking about the time that has passed and what happened there. As for me, I definitely don’t want to focus on anything other than what’s going on with our team. Do not want to focus on the fans; Irving told reporters via “MassLive.”
“The environment will be the environment. I am looking forward to it. It just goes in there with great focus, a fearless attitude, and just following our team guidelines and just living with the results. I just hope we can get through my Boston period, and just reflect on some of the highlights I left at TD Garden that they can replay. And just move forward. New model, baby. ”
Steve Nash says the Nets can’t believe Simmons’ return
A key component of this series will be the availability of Nets All-Star Ben Simmons. Simmons was traded to the Nets from the Philadelphia 76ers on Feb. 10. However, he is yet to play for Brooklyn as he is dealing with a herniated disc in his back. There’s a chance the All-Star striker could make his debut in the first round, but Nets head coach Steve Nash says Brooklyn’s focus must be on their available players.
“There’s a chance Ben is back; there’s a chance he won’t come back. So for us, we have to focus on the team and support Ben and his journey back to the floor. But at the same time, we don’t have time to lose focus on the team that is competing,” Nash told reporters. via Brian Lewis of the “New York Post”.
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