BOSTON – Nets guard Kyrie Irving will be playing in front of Celtics fans for the first time this weekend since leaving Boston to play for Brooklyn. He is asking the crowd to stick to basketball, not what he describes as “Subtle racism.”
Brooklyn comes to Boston Friday with a 2-0 series lead. On Sunday, Game 4 will feature a near-capacity TD Garden crowd as Massachusetts lifts all COVID restrictions as of Saturday. The guard has drawn the ire of Boston fans since he left, but hasn’t been on the floor in front of them since departing.