PHOENIX – Almost 24 Hours After Boston Celtics Guard Kyrie Irving fired the ball into the stands following a 115-107…
PHOENIX – Almost 24 Hours After Boston Celtics Guard Kyrie Irving fired the ball into the stands following a 115-107 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Monday night, the source of Irving’s frustration – a last-second attempted 3-pointer by Nuggets Guard Jamal Murray, who was trying to reach 50 points ̵
1; still had him steaming.
“From a competition and competitive standpoint, I think it absolutely Deserved, who was fined $ 25,000 at the NBA for throwing the ball all the way near the top of the lower bowl inside Denver’s Pepsi Center, following Boston’s practice Tuesday afternoon. “You just do not play basketball like that.
” It’s as simple as that. You just do not. Der er en tradition og respekt i ligaen, så vel som i enhver basketball spil. Obviously you’ve won the game, you have it sealed, you’ve had a great game, game of your life, and you do something like that, it’s just … it’s petty. It’s immature.
Jamal Murray maintains he simply got caught up in the moment when he hoisted a long shot with the clock winding down in an effort to reach the 50-point ground. No disrespect was meant, he said. That’s not how Kyrie Irving took it – at least initially.
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When the Celtics and Nuggets Meet Again – on March 18 at Boston’s TD Garden – Irving’s response to the final act of Murray’s brilliant night, in which the third year guard scored 48 points to lead Denver to a 9- 1 record to start the season, will be fresh on everyone’s minds.
It certainly seems as if it will be fresh in Irving’s given how he reacted to it after having a night to sleep on it. In the moment, it was immediately obvious. Irving was bothered by Murray’s decision to fire up a 31-foot three as the buzzer sounded in the hopes of eclipsing the 50-point barrier.
After the buzzer sounded, Irving wound up with the ball in his hands. When Nuggets assistant Jordi Fernandez – who was a player development assistant with the Cavaliers during Irving’s first two NBA seasons in Cleveland – came over and tried to shake Irving’s hand, Irving ripped his hand away and spun around.
That’s when he fired the ball into the stands, and marched off the court. Deretter talte han til The Media kort tid senere, han blev lastet ned på Murray, culminating with him saying, “But the ball deserves to go in the crowd after a bulls — move like that. So I threw it into the crowd.”
He then doubled down on his position after the Celtics practiced Tuesday.
Obviously, “I mean, when everyone knows the intention of it, I think it just makes it clear of what’s going on,” Irving said. I’m watching, and I’m watching the play at the end of the game, and I’m just watching to see if he’s really gonna shoot the ball.
“That’s just so dirsty of a player to just go after something like that. Clearly, 50 points is a big deal, but get it within regulation. Take it as a man, get your free throws and get to 50 points. Men du kan ikke vente til slutten av spillet, når du bare begynner å spille, så skal du ikke skaffe dig det samme. (19659004) “It’s a tradition in the league, but it’s just immature. “
Kyrie Irving took umbrage with Jamal Murray’s attempt to reach the 50-point mark in Monday’s game. Bart Young / NBAE via Getty Images
As for his fine, Irving took responsibility for his actions, saying twice it was “well deserved” and that he did not want anyone to get hurt by having a ball hit them in the stands.
Murray for his – despite the fact Murray apologized for, as he called it, “let his emotions get the best of him” both in
“I think my emotions took over, as it usually does,” said Murray, who shot 19-for-30 overall, 5-for- 11 from 3-point range and went 5-for-5 from the foul line. “No disrespect to the Boston organization and fans with that shot – I just had in my mind that I was going to go 50, and I think everybody kind of understood that was what I was trying to do.
” I really was not meaning no disrespect. … I know half the team over there, so no hard feelings. “
Murray may not have hard feelings, but Irving certainly does. If it was not apparent already, it became so when Irving asked if there should be any leeway given to a player like Murray, who is 21 and in his third NBA season, getting caught up in a moment like this one.
“He knew. He knew, “Irving said, when asked if Murray was aware of what he was doing.” He knew. He knew I think there was an incident in Indiana, I think there was an incident in Indiana. It’s just like I’ve had a resentment towards it, but hopefully, he’ll do something like that.
“It’s just, you’ve seen guys throughout the league. when Lance Stephenson took a layup at the end where they were playing against Toronto … It’s just a lot of people. You just do not do that in the NBA.
“In any game, it’s just a respect for your opponent, and you felt disrespected after the game. So, your career-high ball goes into the stands. “