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Kyrie Irving admits the Brooklyn Nets needed ‘humbling experience’ with NBA playoff loss

Kyrie Irving seems more than happy with the Brooklyn Nets’ elimination from the playoffs after being defeated by the Boston Celtics.

“That’s how it’s supposed to happen,” Irving said while continuing to stream pull out.

“We’re 4-0, my G,” Irving said. “We’re 4-0, brother. We needed that humbling experience, especially against the Celtics. It was already built to be that matchup.’


Brooklyn advanced to the first round of the postseason after defeating the Cleveland Cavilers in the NBA Playin Tournament.

The Nets were then defeated 4–0 by the eventual Eastern Conference champions.

Brooklyn was actually favored in the series, but could not assert itself against the duo Jaylon Brown and Jayson Tatum.

“Those Youngins over there in Boston, I watched them grow up,” said Irving, who spent two seasons in Boston with the Celtics.

“To see how they managed to make it this far on the final stage last year, I’m glad they had to go through us.”

Irving, who has been under scrutiny all season for not taking the COVID-19 vaccine, said he uses the elimination as motivation and looks forward to playing the Celtics again in the playoffs.

“We’ll see her again,” the Brooklyn point guard said. ‘We will’ have to. They will be where they will be.”

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