Kyrie Irving was fined $25,000 following an incident with a fan during Monday night’s game.
Byron Spruell, NBA President of League Operations, announced that Irving was charged “for directing obscene language toward a fan” during the Nets’ 114-107 loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
A Cavaliers fan was sitting courtside heckling Irving and the Brooklyn Nets star responded, “Got y’all a championship and motherf*ckers still ungrateful.”
Irving played for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2011-2017.
Irving returned to the court a fortnight ago after being benched for three months for refusing to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
“I stay rooted in my decision and that’s just what it is,” Irving said at the time.
“I respect everyone else’s decision,” he continued. “I’m not going to try to convince anyone of anything or anything like that. And though we’re dealing with this right now with Kev, I just know that I’m protected by the organization. I’m protected by my teammates. I’m protected by all the doctors I’ve talked to and I’m just staying rooted.”
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