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Social Media Revenge Game Award
Kyrie Irving didn’t suit up for his new team’s first away game against his former team, the Boston Celtics, because of a shoulder injury.
That didn’t stop the Celtics faithful from booing him. And it didn’t stop Kyrie from adding fuel to the revenge-game fire by posting a long and winding essay on the meaning of life and sports on Instagram.
Marc Stein of the New York Times posted a screen grab of the post that read, in part:
“It happens all the time and Tonight just shows how Sports/Entertainment will always be ignorant and obtrusive. It’s one big SHOW that means Very VERY little in the real world that most people live in because there are Actually things that matter going on within it…Butttt, This Game of Sports entertainment matters more than someone’s mental health and well being right? Or the real life things that happen to people everyday but they still have to Perform for the NBA and its fans? Right? It’s all about doing it for the fans and organization that love you so much? Think again, It’s a GAME, and it’s promoted as a Fandom experience for ticket buyers a