While LeBron James is showing he is the king of petty in New York, Kyrie Irving is showing signs of leadership and humility.
Right after the Boston Celtics won against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, Kyrie Irving immediately took off his game-worn jersey and sneakers. However, it wasn’t inside their locker room. Irving then made his way to a group of soldiers at courtside and handed his stuff over to them.
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Irving drew some applause from the crowd inside the Barclays Center, as he left the military personnel very happy and in shock of his good act.
Despite suffering a minor facial fracture last week, Irving still played at a high level during the game. He once again led the Celtics with 25 points, three rebounds, five assists, and one steal. More importantly, it extended their winning streak to 13 games, and they continue to be the top team in the Eastern Conference.
The win also adds to their momentum heading into their marquee matchup versus the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, in what’s expected to be a highly-competitive game between two title favorites.
Day by day with his performances and by the Celtics’ 13-2 record, Irving is showing he made the right the decision to leave LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.