Boston Celtics Guard Kyrie Irving has tweeted about his untimely Thanksgiving termination after Wednesday’s game and says he went too far with his comments.
After wishing a happy Thanksgiving by a reporter after Celtics 117-109 loss to New York Knicks, Irving retorted that he did not celebrate the holiday before saying “F — Thanksgiving.”
On Thursday, Irving took a more respectful tone.
Seen no disrespect for Holiday and those who celebrate it with respect I am grateful for the time we can all share with our families. We are always one.
Irving told NBC Sports Boston that his holiday problem stemmed from his native American heritage.
His mother was a descendant of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. In recent years, Irving has embraced her legacy, including getting a tattoo of the tribal logo on the neck
In August, Irving participated in a name in Lakota and was named “Little Mountain”.