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Kyrie Irving responds to heckling Cavs fans: "Got y'all a championship and MF's still ungrateful."


Trash-talking in the NBA is a normal thing to see. It usually happens between players, although it has dyed down vastly compared to the old-school eras. But sometimes fans get involved and go at players. Occasionally it's funny, but most of the time, fans are disrespectful in the goal of provoking a player. A lot of them simply shrug it off, but players respond and clap back at the fans once in a while, just like Kyrie the other day in Cleveland.

Kyrie's weird NBA journey

Nowadays, Kyrie is more known for his sometimes odd stances and statements, but once upon a time, he was one of the coolest players in the league coming up in Cleveland. The #1 pick of the 2011 Draft came as a savior to Cleveland to save the depleted mess left after LeBron's move to Miami.

Fans quickly grew fond of Irving, who raised to stardom and became one of the best young point guards in the game. The flashy moves and style made Kyrie a star quickly in the NBA, and with LeBron going back to town, this duo was bound to win it all, which they did in 2016. In big thanks to Kyrie and the shot heard around the world.

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But after six seasons in Cleveland, Kyrie had enough and looked for a change of scenery, requesting a trade. That would lead him to Boston and eventually Brooklyn. Nowadays, Kyrie's image has completely changed. He is no longer that smooth and funny prodigy that was winning fans over with his game and character.

Now we just hear about conspiracy theories, political stances, and various topics outside of basketball when talking about Irving. The vaccination and part-time playing arrangements are really an unprecedented case the NBA has never seen before, making Irving really a target of a lot of hate. Playing only in road games leaves Kyrie to the mercy of the fans, who have made sure to provoke Kyrie at every chance possible.

Kyrie responds to getting provoked in his Cleveland homecoming

The other night in his homecoming in Cleveland, Kyrie played a great game, scoring 27 points, along with 9 assists and 7 rebounds, but it wasn't enough to beat a young and resilient Cavaliers team. Naturally, Cavs fans tried to get under Kyrie's skin by heckling him. A video came out of him actually going back at the fans with a simple response: "Got y'all a championship, and MF's still ungrateful."

The fans went with the classic: "Where's LeBron?" commentbut Kyrie had an ace in his sleeve. Sure, now you hate him, but this guy was once upon a time your hero and a huge reason the Cavaliers have a banner up in the rafters. Kyrie's exit from Cleveland was abrupt, and you can understand them bashing Irving, but you can't strip away the fact he brought the city of Cleveland a championship.

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