Kevin Garnett’s past brought into Celtics logo controversy by Richard Jefferson



Richard Jefferson has seen Kevin Garnett do worse.

In response to Garnett criticizing Nets point guard Kyrie Irving for stomping on the Celtics logo after Brooklyn’s Game 4 win, Jefferson vaguely mentioned his former rival’s past on-court transgressions.

“Kevin Garnett has done FAR more disrespectful things on the court than what Kyrie did. I don’t want to hear that noise. He’s crossed that line plenty of times…… plenty of times,” Jefferson tweeted on Tuesday, adding an emoji with a zipper over its mouth.

“Seen it, heard it, heard about it!”

Jefferson defended Irving, his former Cavaliers teammate, after Garnett slammed the Nets guard for scuffing his foot across Boston’s signature leprechaun at TD Garden after Brooklyn’s 141-126 Game 4 win on Sunday.

Garnett played with the Celtics from 2007-2013, before he joined the Nets from 2013-2015.

“So nobody gonna say anything about Kyrie stomping Lucky? We just gonna act like we didn’t see that?” Garnett wrote in a since-expired post on his Instagram story.

“You can’t do that. That’s not cool on no level. All of us need to be better, for real. I’m just sayin.”

Irving played two seasons in Boston before signing with the Nets as a free agent in 2019.

Garnett’s comments came after a Celtics fan, 21-year-old Cole Buckley, was accused of throwing a water bottle at Irving’s head as he exited the court at TD Garden on Sunday.

The fan, who was wearing a Garnett jersey during the incident, has since been arrested and banned from the arena for life.

Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett
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Irving and the Nets won Game 5 123-109 against Boston on Tuesday to close out the first round playoff series, 4-1.

The No. 2 seeded Nets will take on the No. 3 seeded Bucks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals after a week off.


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