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Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving appeared to give middle fingers to the Boston Celtics crowd twice during the team’s Game 1 loss on Sunday night.

He did it once during the third quarterwhen he nailed a long two-pointer over Jaylen Brown, and then again while he was standing on the sideline at another point of the ball game.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving passes under pressure from Boston Celtics forward Grant Williams during Game 1 of the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series, Sunday, April 17, 2022, in Boston.

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving passes under pressure from Boston Celtics forward Grant Williams during Game 1 of the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series, Sunday, April 17, 2022, in Boston.
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Irving finished the game with 39 points, six assists, five rebounds and four steals in 42 minutes.

He was asked about the interactions with Celtics fans after the 115-114 loss.

“Where I’m from, I’m used to all these antics and people being close, nearby. It’s nothing new when I come to this building what it’s going to be like,” Irving said after the game.

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“It’s the same energy they have for me and I’m going to have the same energy for them… And I don’t want to attack every Boston fan, but when people start yelling p —–, b — – and f — you there’s only so much you can take as a competitor. “

Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics celebrates the game-winning basket as Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets looks at TD Garden on April 17, 2022, in Boston.

Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics celebrates the game-winning basket as Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets looks at TD Garden on April 17, 2022, in Boston.
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Irving’s rivalry with Boston is well-chronicled.

He was traded to the Celtics in 2017 and told fans he was going to stay in Boston before eventually jumping to the Nets.

Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets high-fives teammates during the 2022 NBA playoff game against the Celtics on April 17, 2022, at the TD Garden in Boston.

Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets high-fives teammates during the 2022 NBA playoff game against the Celtics on April 17, 2022, at the TD Garden in Boston.
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Last season, he irked fans when he stomped on the logo at center court at the TD Garden during the playoffs. At the end of the same game, Irving had a water bottle hurled at him as he walked back to the locker room. The fan was arrested.