Kevin Garnett took a shot at Irving’s actions on Instagram, and former Celtics forward Glen “Big Baby” Davis chimed in by taking a shot at Irving.
Nets forward Kevin Durant came to the defense of his teammate with a NSFW response on Instagram.
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Irving’s gesture has blown up into much more than it should have, but it’s clear that Durant doesn’t seem to think it was a big deal.
The Nets are now up 3-1 in their first-round series with the Celtics, and will have a chance to take Game 5 on Tuesday to win the series.
Irving has averaged 24.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game during this season’s playoffs. He finished Game 4 against his former team with 39 points and 11 boards on Sunday.