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Subway ad throws shade at Kyrie Irving and Celtics

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Subway ad throws shade at Kyrie Irving and Celtics

FOX Sports 1's subway advertising campaign made waves with some brutal shots at the Knicks, and it looks like they took aim at Kyrie Irving as well.

FanRag Sports' Jesse Spector tweeted a photo of a train that consisted of half Yankees ads and half Cavaliers ads. One of the ads read, "At least Isaiah knows the earth is round", a clear dig at Irving's past flat-earth comments.

That seems unnecessary.

The real question here though is, why does a Yankees/Cavaliers train even exist?

Does Kyrie regret exchange with fan in Philly? 'Hell, no'

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Does Kyrie regret exchange with fan in Philly? 'Hell, no'

WALTHAM, Mass. – The NBA has talked with  Celtics guard Kyrie Irving about disparaging comments he made to a fan at halftime that have since gone viral.

Irving said the incident happened as the Boston Celtics were heading back to the locker room at halftime after the Celtics fell behind 50-46, to the Sixers.

“Kyrie, where’s LeBron?” yelled the fan.

Irving replied with a lewd suggestion. 

After practice on Saturday, Irving acknowledged that he did say something to a fan and that he had a conversation with the league regarding the incident.

Regrets?

“Hell no,” Irving said. “Man enough to record it on video, that’s on him. I’m glad he got his ad name out there, and his five seconds of fame and it’s gone viral. That’s the social media platform we live on.

Irving added, “I take full responsibility for what I said. You move on.”

The league has not officially announced a fine for Irving, but it’s more a matter of when not if that will be forthcoming.

In fact, earlier today, the league fined New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins $25,000 for “inappropriate language” towards a fan in the Pelicans’ 103-91 loss at Memphis on Wednesday.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens had not seen the video in question but was aware that Irving had been in conversations with the league office regarding the incident.

“Guys know what the right thing to do is,” Stevens said. “People make mistakes; hopefully learn from them and move on. There’s a right and wrong. And if you’re in the wrong you have to own up to it and that’s that.”