CLEVELAND (WJW)– The NBA fined Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving $25,000 for making an obscene comment to a fan in Cleveland.
The incident happened with about 4 minutes left in the second quarter of Monday’s game against the Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Cavs won, 114-107.
Irving was caught on video telling a fan, “Got ya’ll a championship and mother******s still ungrateful.”
Irving was drafted by the Cavs as the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. He was an All-Star from 2013 to 2015 and was with Cleveland during their NBA Finals runs, including the 2016 championship season.
He reportedly requested a trade and was dealt to the Boston Celtics in 2017. He signed with the Nets in 2019 during free agency.