Kyrie Irving is apologizing for comments he made following a loss to the New York Knicks.
After being wished a happy Thanksgiving by a reporter, Irving reportedly said he doesn’t celebrate the holiday before saying, “F**k Thanksgiving.”
Meant no disrespect to the Holiday and those who celebrate it respectfully. I’m grateful for the time We all can share with our families. We are always ONE. 🔺👁— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) November 22, 2018
Basically, Kyrie, as someone w/ Iroquois blood, I make this day about FAMILY, not history.— THA SHOT 🏀 (@33Trigger) November 22, 2018
You used to get excited about the meal. You still can. It doesn't have to be a "historical holiday" if you don't want it to be. Just a day with family, food, and fun. :)
Not sure why Kyrie needed to apologize for that.— lilmya🥀 (@rugby_polonauti) November 22, 2018
Shouldn't have to apologize. I myself am not a fan of this holiday.— Antonio Castro (@wctony) November 22, 2018
Kyrie: 'No disrespect' with Thanksgiving slam https://t.co/xr4QUahc33
Why should you apologize Kyrie? Maybe I wouldn't have used profane language, but the legacy of colonization and genocide of Native Americans should not be celebrated— Hannibal Barca (@LearnedCitizen) November 22, 2018
When you hear Kyrie trash Thanksgiving but then you remember his Native American roots. pic.twitter.com/aRCQEj1rme— Mike Dynon (@MikeDynon) November 22, 2018
Kyrie Irving’s late mother was a descendant of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Over the past few years, the Celtics pointguard has embraced his heritage, including getting a tattoo of the tribe's logo on his neck.
In August, Irving took part in a Lakota naming ceremony and was given dubbed "Little Mountain."
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