Pawtucket Red Sox to host 'Kyrie Irving Night,' featuring LeBron dunk tank


Pawtucket Red Sox to host 'Kyrie Irving Night,' featuring LeBron dunk tank

The Pawtucket Red Sox will host "Kyrie Irving Night" on Thursday to celebrate the star point guard being traded to the Celtics, according to ESPN.com.

Any fan wearing green or Celtics apparel will be granted free admission. The best part, however, is there will be a LeBron James dunk tank outside the stadium. Fans will get to dunk a Cavaliers fan wearing a LeBron jersey.

Per ESPN.com:

"We know how popular the Boston Celtics are throughout the area, and we hope that our fans will enjoy an evening that trumpets Kyrie Irving's arrival," Pawtucket Red Sox executive vice president and general manager Dan Rea said.

But that's not all. The team said, "any fan by the name LeBron, Draymond, Steph, Lonzo, or Kevin (Love or Durant) will be charged double the price of admission."

The PawSox certainly aren't holding back with this promotion.

The Celtics and Cavs open the season against one another October 17.

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


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 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.


“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.”