Once considered one of the most popular players in the NBA, Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is no longer a fan favorite, pretty much anywhere.
His bold remarks, constant controversies, attitude toward the fans and the media, and how he’s constantly bailed on his team have given him a bit of a villain reputation around the league.
So, add that to the fact that he’s playing in arguably the most ruthless sports town on Earth, and you have a recipe for disaster right there.
That’s why it wasn’t shocking to see Irving getting mad when a Philadelphia 76ers fan started mocking him during an inbound play, especially considering his team was down by 15 points.
Fans in Philly have a reputation for being merciless and often crossing the line against rival players and fans, so obviously, this doesn’t strike as anything new here.
At least, we can tell by the video that the fan was only mocking Kyrie and telling him to stop crying, so it’s not like he was out of line or cursed him out, as has happened in other arenas.
Kyrie Irving and this 76ers fan getting into it during this inbound play 🍿pic.twitter.com/xGiLBr2kMg
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 26, 2023
Irving is perhaps the most hated player by current Boston Celtics fans after calling their young players out, promising to re-sign and then leaving, and provoking them by stomping on their logo.
Ironically, he’s not that beloved by Cleveland Cavaliers fans either after forcing his way out of the team right in the midst of their best era.
Nets fans aren’t thrilled about him either, as he went AWOL in his first season and was barely available in his second with the team, not to mention the fact that he created a lot of drama within the front office.
So, while he’s one of the most talented guys to ever lace them up and could even become a Hall of Famer, Kyrie might retire without a single fanbase rooting for him, and that’s tough.NEXT: The Nets Are Getting Major Results From A Surprise Player