The great heckling war between Celtics and Nets fans has carried over into today's contest. Following Monday's game in Boston, in which Brooklyn superstar Kyrie Irving was ruthlessly showered with derogatory chants and boos despite not even being active -- gotta love Boston fans -- the Nets faithful responded with their own trash talk on Black Friday.
You can clearly hear a "Kyrie's Better" chant from the raucous crowd at the Barclays Center while Kemba Walker, the man who was signed to replace Irving for the Celtics this offseason, took free throws.
This is surely more of a jab at the Celtics than Walker himself, as the roots of this whole situation started in a match-up last season when the Kings County crowd began chanting "Kyrie's Leaving" in the midst of a game. While Irving is once again inactive Saturday due to a shoulder injury, his decision to scorn the Celtics in favor of the Nets will forever be a sore topic between these franchises.
You may remember that Irving himself said he was distraught following the jeers and taunts supplied by the Boston crowd on Monday.
Kyrie and the Nets visit the TD Garden in March. Expect more fireworks when that day comes.