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Thursday’s Mashup: Kyrie Irving is not a fan of Thanksgiving: 'I don't celebrate that s---'

Lucy Burdge
November 22, 2018 - 7:51 am

Happy Thanksgiving!

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THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NFL: Chicago at Detroit,12:30 p.m. (CBS)
NFL: Washington at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. (Fox)
NFL: Atlanta at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- Kyrie Irving made it clear on Wednesday night he does not like Thanksgiving.

“I don't celebrate that s---,” Irving said when someone wished him a happy Thanksgiving after the Celtics’ loss.

“F— Thanksgiving,” he added.

The Celtics fell117-109 at home to the Knicks, their third straight loss.

Irving said his hatred of this holiday comes from his Native American roots.

His mother was born into the Standing Rock Sioux tribe before she was adopted. Irving was given the Lakota name Little Mountain by the tribe when he went to visit in North Dakota in August.

The Celtic has a history of disliking holidays, saying last December he doesn’t “necessarily think of Christmas as a holiday.”

-- Aaron Rodgers’ brother called out the Packers quarterback on Twitter after Rodgers asked followers to donate to relief efforts for those affected by the California wildfires.

Rodgers’ brother, Jordan, called his request for donations “an act” and accused him of not getting in touch with his mom, who is being affected by the fires.

This is not the first time we’ve heard about issues in the Rodgers family.

When Jordan was on The Bachelorette, he revealed a falling out in the family but said it was inappropriate to talk publicly about “family matters.”

QUOTE OF THE DAY:  “I’m going to go with Mark Wahlberg. A Boston legend, (from) Dorchester, one of the just ‘grind it out’ kind of guys.” -- Tom Brady, on who would play him in a movie

 

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