North Jersey native and NBA player Kyrie Irving was slapped with a $25,000 fine after he was caught on video cursing out a fan at Monday night’s game in Cleveland.
The 24-second clip — which has amassed nearly 10,000 views on Instagram — shows the Brooklyn Nets player responding to a heckler by saying, “Got y’all a championship, and you motherf–kers still ungrateful.”
Irving, who grew up in West Orange, had 27 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds in Monday’s game against the Cavaliers, resulting in a final score of 107 to 114, according to the New York Post.
The athlete was hit with the $25,000 penalty by NBA officials on Thursday, according to a Twitter statement released by NBA Communications:
Irving — who attended high schools in Montclair and Elizabeth — was previously named Rookie of the Year after being selected by the Cavaliers with the first pick in the 2011 draft. He is also a seven-time All-Star and three-time member of the All-NBA Team who won an NBA championship with the Cavaliers in 2016.
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