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Celtics' Kyrie Irving says he's not planning to celebrate Thanksgiving: 'F--- Thanksgiving'
CBS Sports ^ | 11/22/1028 | By Jack Maloney

Posted on 11/21/2018 9:24:27 PM PST by Kazan

The Boston Celtics' early season struggles continued on Wednesday night with a 117-109 loss to the New York Knicks. Down by as much as 26, the Celtics made a big comeback in the fourth quarter, but fell short, largely due to some clutch shooting by Trey Burke. Now just 9-9 on the season, there will be plenty to discuss in regards to the Celtics' inability to meet expectations.

At the same time, there will also be plenty of discussion about one of Kyrie Irving's postgame quotes, in which he made it clear he doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving. MassLive's Tom Westerholm was on the scene:

Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving had finished talking about the team's frustrating 117-109 loss to the New York Knicks and was making his way out of the scrum when a reporter wished him a happy Thanksgiving.

Irving thanked the reporter politely, then added that he doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving.

"(Expletive) Thanksgiving," Irving said.

Irving confirmed to NBC Sports Boston's Abby Chin afterward that his opposition to Thanksgiving is rooted in his Native American heritage.

While it may be surprising at first to hear Irving's harsh thoughts about the holiday, it's important to remember the context here. Irving has Native American heritage, as his grandmother was a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and his late mother was adopted out of the tribe when she was young.

Over the summer, Irving, who has a tattoo of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal logo on the back of his neck, went through a naming ceremony with the tribe along with his sister. He was given the name "Little Mountain."

(Excerpt) Read more at cbssports.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: abbychin; antiamericanism; boston; bostonceltics; celtics; chat; elizabethwarren; fauxahontas; kyrieirving; massachusetts; moron; nba; nbc; nobrainscollectively; slingingbull; sports; swj; thug; waronthanksgiving
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I'm so sick of athletes making tens of millions of dollars a year that don't appreciate living in the country that made them rich.

FUKI

1 posted on 11/21/2018 9:24:27 PM PST by Kazan
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To: Kazan
and how much do YOU contribute back into the Rez??? $0.00!!!
2 posted on 11/21/2018 9:27:29 PM PST by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: Kazan

Does Irving support socialism? If so, he is a huge hypocrite.


3 posted on 11/21/2018 9:28:25 PM PST by guitar Josh
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To: guitar Josh
Government taking the property of American Indians = bad.

Government taking the property of other Americans = awesome!

4 posted on 11/21/2018 9:30:26 PM PST by guitar Josh
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To: Kazan

F Context.

The only reason his tribe is still around is because of America.


5 posted on 11/21/2018 9:30:27 PM PST by Skywise
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To: Kazan

Who cares?


6 posted on 11/21/2018 9:32:28 PM PST by sport
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To: guitar Josh

...and Basketball Players taking the hard-earned cash of poor rubes is even better!


7 posted on 11/21/2018 9:32:56 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Kazan

I listen to professional athletes like I listen to rappers.

This is yet another example why ........ not.

Same with “Hollywood stars” and their opinions.


8 posted on 11/21/2018 9:33:18 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Kazan
Hey Kyrie - this is for you!


9 posted on 11/21/2018 9:37:30 PM PST by Enterprise
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To: Kazan

He is representing his Tribe very poorly.
There are scores of minority youth and little boys who look up to Pro. Ballers, whether it is deserved or not, they do pay attention to what their favorite player is saying.

He’s not teaching them well about how to act in a social setting. Crapping on everyone elses’ holiday and being profane is a childish, self centered response.
That was not at all necessary.
He won’t be raking in all that dough forever. May as well try to respect your fellow American better than that.


10 posted on 11/21/2018 9:37:38 PM PST by lee martell (AT)
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To: Kazan

Can someone please point out why I care?


11 posted on 11/21/2018 9:43:42 PM PST by Yogafist
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To: Kazan

He was named “Little Mountain” because “Big Asshole” was already taken.


12 posted on 11/21/2018 9:44:09 PM PST by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: sport

Then leave the f***ing country, bitch!


13 posted on 11/21/2018 9:44:41 PM PST by elcid1970 (My gun safe is saying, "Room for one more, honey!")
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To: Kazan

Poor oppressed millionaires.


14 posted on 11/21/2018 9:46:03 PM PST by EdnaMode
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To: Kazan

Sounds like he has family who can’t stand his ass and didn’t invite him to Thanksgiving dinner


15 posted on 11/21/2018 9:46:34 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: guitar Josh

He should be asked if he does. If he answers that he does, then immediately start taking about 85% of his salary so he can help fund the socialist paradise, or whatever the percentage would be to pay those bills. Lets see how long he’s a socialist.

Just like any other rich liberal, they can publicly support anything they want, as long as they aren’t living the life.


16 posted on 11/21/2018 9:55:46 PM PST by qaz123
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To: sport

Yep. He’s just virtue signalling. Meh.


17 posted on 11/21/2018 10:08:07 PM PST by kb2614 (Cheer up, for the worst is yet to come!)
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To: Kazan

Kyrie ought to be saying instead a repentant “Kyrie eleison!”


18 posted on 11/21/2018 10:08:21 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Lutheran pastor, LCMS)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

There was a time in the early 1970s when the Kansas City Kings might have been able to get ten lines of text in the KC local newspaper after a game, and the only player comments were about the game itself.


19 posted on 11/21/2018 10:11:49 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Kazan

I do not care what the idiot does or does not do.


20 posted on 11/21/2018 10:16:16 PM PST by madison10
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