Don’t bother extending a Thanksgiving dinner invitation to Kyrie Irving, because he won’t be celebrating the holiday Thursday.
Following Wednesday’s 117-109 loss to the Knicks, the Celtics guard was wished a Happy Thanksgiving by a reporter during the media scrum and didn’t have the most cheerful response.
“F— Thanksgiving,” Irving said succinctly, per NBC Sports Boston (warning: NSFW).
Irving confirmed that his opposition is rooted in his Native American heritage through his grandmother, who was a member of the Standing Rock Sioux nation. He even went through a naming ceremony this summer and was given the name “Little Mountain.”
The Celtics (9-9) will look to get back on track when they visit the Hawks (3-15) at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday.