There's never a dull moment in the NBA, whether it be from an on-court or off-court perspective.
Often the two overlap and that's exactly what happened in the wake of Brooklyn's game four loss in Milwaukee. On top of the loss and the ongoing absence of former MVP James Harden, the Nets lost another star in Kyrie Irving with an ankle injury.
During the first round of the playoffs, where the Nets comfortably defeated the Boston Celtics in five games, controversy mounted when Irving was filmed stomping on the Celtics logo immediately following a game four victory.
Following Irving's injury that saw him play just over 17 minutes, former Celtic Glen 'Big Baby' Davis claimed it was karma that caught up with the Nets star.
After Davis made reference to the Celtics logo 'Lucky', he went on to say "karma is a mother*****r".
He went on to add -
"I don't even care if it's a logo, it means something to me! You go step on a logo, what is that? That's disrespect!"
I actually agree with that last comment, I can understand how Boston fans would feel disrespected by that stomping act. Afterall, the logo is a representation of who the Boston Celtics have been, who they are, and what's made them one of the most successful franchises in NBA history.
But just like the Celtic fan who decided to throw a bottle at Irving as he left the floor, wishing injury upon him is a whole new level of craziness.
You could understand the comment coming from some no-name troll on social media, but this is a former NBA player who should be more sympathetic and understanding . In particular given Davis is no stranger to an injury at a crucial time, in 2010 he suffered a severe concussion during the Eastern Conference Finals.
I understand and appreciate his passion for his former team, however his rant went so far beyond what is acceptable in any era, let alone a modern era where there seems to be a universal 'players code'.
Irving has been ruled out of game five against the Bucks on Wednesday (AEST).
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