Don’t like it? Stop him.
That’s the message Shannon Sharpe has for Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving, who was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for throwing the basketball into the stands after Boston’s 115-107 loss to the Nuggets on Monday night in Denver.
Irving was upset that Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, who dropped a career-high 48 points, attempted a 3-pointer with the clock winding down despite Denver already having the game in hand. And this didn’t fly with Sharpe, who called out Irving for his actions Tuesday on FS1’s “Undisputed.”
Irving’s frustration is understandable, as Murray had his way with the Celtics, whose record fell to 6-4 with the loss. But the C’s have no one to blame but themselves for Murray’s performance, making it hard to justify Irving’s actions regardless of whether his opponent acted out of line in the closing moments.
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