In a video that circulated on social media after Friday’s game, a fan is heard shouting, “”Kyrie, where’s LeBron?” as Celtics players walked down their tunnel to the visitor’s locker room at halftime. Irving appears to look up towards the fan before offering a profane response.
Irving said he talked to the league office about his outburst on Saturday but was waiting to hear if he’d be fined. Asked if he had any regrets about the incident, Irving was emphatic he did not. “Hell no,” said Irving. ” [The fan was] man enough to record it on video then that’s all him. I’m glad he got his [social media] name out there and then, kinda, 5 seconds of fame and it going viral – that’s the social media platform we live on. I take full responsibility what I said and excuse (to) the kids at home and you move on.”
Bobby Marks: The team suspension of Bobby Portis Jr. has different ramifications with regards to the Bulls roster. Portis Jr. will be moved from the active/inactive list to the suspended list after the Bulls third game, October 24 at Cleveland. A suspension by the NBA would have resulted in Portis Jr. remaining on the active/inactive list for 5 games and moving to suspended list after the Oklahoma City game on October 28. The Bulls can sign a player while Portis Jr. is on the suspended list.