Wednesday’s Mashup: Kendrick Perkins blasts Kyrie Irving for not appreciating Celtics

Lucy Burdge
February 12, 2020 - 7:51 am

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NHL: Montreal at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)


-- Kendrick Perkins was on the broadcast for the Celtics game on NBC Sports Boston Tuesday night and he did not hold back on his feelings about Kyrie Irving. 

While expressing his pride for the passion of Celtics fans, Perkins brought up Irving and went off on Irving taking the Celtics for granted. 

“You know, when I was playing for the Celtics I never really focused on the crowd or the fans, I was so locked in,” Perkins said. “But now that I’m an analyst and I’m retired, it’s amazing how many Celtics fans there are around the world. Do you hear these chants right now? Let’s go Celtics. “And Kyrie Irving didn’t want to play for this franchise. Every time I think of that guy, I want to throw up.”

Irving joined the Celtics in 2017 but had a terrible attitude and left the team for the Nets last year. 

-- Mookie Betts was traded from the Red Sox to the Dodgers this week and after thanking some of his former Boston teammates individually on Instagram, he showed his appreciation for all of Red Sox Nation in another comment. 

The Red Sox posted a photo to the team’s Instagram account thanking Betts and Betts thanked them right back.

Thanks for everything, Mookie. ❤️

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“Thank you for everything Sox Nation,” Betts posted, along with a red heart emoji. 

The team did the same for David Price, who is going with Betts in the trade, and Price also responded with gratitude in the comments, writing “Thank you @redsox and Red Sox nation!!”

Forever a World Series champ. Thank you, DP.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: “He’s awesome. He knows the game incredibly well. And I think it’d be nice having somebody —  a familiar face. Somebody who knows the guys, who’s been there, and has the experience that he has.” -- Matt Barnes, on Ron Roenicke