The Boston Celtics just put the Brooklyn Nets out of their misery. Dubbed as championship favorites at the start of the season, the Celtics swept the Nets 4-0 in the first round of the playoffs. After this humiliation, the duo of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are facing all the fire.
Talking in an interview on ESPN, former Chicago Bulls player Jay Williams ripped into the Nets and Kyrie Irving. Interestingly enough, he has a history with the Nets as he has beefed with Kevin Durant in the past.
Former Bulls star who beefed with Kevin Durant rips into Kyrie Irving
The Boston Celtics just knocked out championship favorites in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Despite having the likes of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving among their ranks, the Brooklyn Nets failed to win even a single game!
Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant attend Philadelphia 76ers v Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center on December 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)
However, this was not entirely unexpected. The Celtics looked better, coming into the first round as the number #2 seed in the East. On the other hand, the Nets qualified as the #7 seed.
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Talking about the sweep, former Chicago Bulls player Jay Williams bashed Kyrie Irving. Williams said, “On the court, I saw a guy who is passive. I didn’t see a guy who is aggressive, I didn’t see a guy who was playing like his back was against the wall and they were in a closeout game scenario.”
He further added, “After the game was over, I’m watching Kyrie on the floor and he’s hugging, and he’s smiling with his former teammates. After they have gotten swept!“
This is not the first time Williams has taken shots at a Nets star. Kevin Durant brutally dissed him last year following Williams’ comments regarding the Brooklyn Nets.
According to Williams, KD once talked to him about how he has problems with the Giannis Antetokounmpo comparisons. However, Durant called this a lie.
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Taking to Instagram, Durant called the statement by Williams a lie under a post talking about the same. He further took shots at Jay on Twitter, accusing him of doing everything to advance in his media career.