This new Kyrie Irving billboard won't sit well with Celtics fans

This new Kyrie Irving billboard won't sit well with Celtics fans

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By now, it's safe to say the majority of Celtics fans have moved on from their ex Kyrie Irving and are happy with their new star Kemba Walker.

But the former C's guard's "I plan on re-signing here next year" speech, followed by a drama-filled 2018-19 campaign and his subsequent decision to leave Boston for Brooklyn in free agency, have undoubtedly made him public enemy No. 1 in Boston.

A new Nike billboard outside Madison Square Garden won't help Irving's cause, as it shows he wanted to leave the Celtics for Brooklyn all along.

"In my heart, I knew I always wanted to play at home," the billboard reads.

Check it out below:

https://twitter.com/TickPick/status/1191720418455031808

Irving, a New Jersey native, grew up a fan of the New Jersey Nets and has made it clear since signing with Brooklyn that the prospect of "coming home" is what ultimately swayed his decision.

Still, given the 27-year-old's tumultuous tenure in Boston, a billboard emphasizing where his heart was all along probably won't sit well with C's fans.

Five games into the season, the Celtics sit at 4-1 while Irving and the Nets (3-4) aim to bounce back from a rocky start.

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WATCH: James Harden fools Kyrie Irving with filthy crossover

WATCH: James Harden fools Kyrie Irving with filthy crossover

Here's a Kyrie Irving Nets highlight Celtics fans will enjoy.

Irving was tasked with defending Rockets star James Harden on Friday night, and it did not work in his favor. Harden gave the ex-Celtics guard a taste of his own medicine with his handles in the first quarter.

Watch below:

Now Irving knows how it feels to be on the other side.

The Nets are off to a rocky start this season as they're 1-3 heading into Friday night. The reports coming out of Brooklyn about Kyrie's "mood swings" certainly haven't helped matters either.

As for Irving's former team, the Celtics, they're off to a 3-1 start with newcomer Kemba Walker leading the way.

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Kyrie Irving on 'mood swings' report: 'I don't have to be perfect for anyone'

Kyrie Irving on 'mood swings' report: 'I don't have to be perfect for anyone'

Kyrie Irving's tenure in Brooklyn is already off to a rocky start.

On Tuesday, only three games into Irving's Nets career, ESPN's Jackie MacMullan noted in a column that the star point guard's mood swings have become an "unspoken concern" within the organization.

Irving responded to the report following the Nets' loss to the Pacers on Wednesday night.

“That’s the world we live in... people only know a certain percentage of me.” he said according to Anthony Puccio of Nets Daily. “Human beings have mood swings... I don’t have to be perfect for anybody here or for the public.”

Celtics fans are all too familiar with those kinds of comments. Back in February, Irving told reporters he "didn't owe anybody [expletive]" when he was asked about his future in Boston. It's clear he hasn't changed his tune.

Through all the drama, Irving has gotten the support of his head coach Kenny Atkinson, who called the "mood swings" report "completely false."

Irving has put up at least 26 points in each of his first four games with his new team, though the Nets are off to a 1-3 start to the season. They'll visit the Celtics for a much-anticipated matchup on Nov. 27.

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