The Nets beat the Celtics Monday for the first time since January 2016. But the fans at the Barclays Center may have delivered the most jarring moment of the evening for Green Team Nation.
Prior to the start of the season, Irving pledged he would re-sign with the Celtics this summer if they would “have him back.” It still makes the most financial sense for Irving to remain in Boston, since the Celtics can offer him a five-year contract worth $190 million. Other teams can only present Irving a four-year deal worth $140.6 million.
But the Nets fans’ mockery of the situation shows how far the Celtics have fallen. Their future looks more combustable than it has since they started collecting Nets first-round picks.