Kevin Durant Explains Kyrie Irving-Celtics Feud Is ‘Rooted in Love’

 Kevin Durant was asked about how Boston fans have been treating their former player, Kyrie Irving.

During Game 1 on Sunday, the Boston crowd expressed its feelings for Irving

Irving flipped off a fan in the crowd and cursed at the crowd, which resulted in him earning a $50,000 fine.

Durant said that players deal with this kind of crowd attitude on occasion, especially when it’s against a previous home crowd,

“It’s rooted in love,” Durant said, via The Athletic.

They once loved you, they once cheered for you, bought your merchandise,

life altering experiences coming to games watching you play

Durant shared that this crowd engagement is all part of the game

that professional players are often used to this kind of behavior.