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Kyrie Irving: ‘F— Thanksgiving’

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BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 16: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics dribbles the ball during the second half against the Toronto Raptors at TD Garden on November 16, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

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There’s a theory Kyrie Irving resented the way LeBron James’ political opinions always drew attention and Irving’s didn’t. The biggest folly of the situation? Irving’s flat-earth takes were the only non-basketball thing he said that resonated.

But Irving seemingly hit on more meaningful discourse tonight.

After the Celtics’ loss to the Knicks, Irving addressed tomorrow’s holiday.

Irving, via Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston:

‘F--- Thanksgiving’

Irving has Native American roots and a strong connection Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. I suspect that informs his opinion on Thanksgiving.

The history of Thanksgiving is more complex than the fairytale many of us were taught in school. Agree or disagree with Irving’s point of view, his remark presents a great opportunity to learn more about different perspectives.