Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving Reacts To Thanksgiving

Kyrie Irving

Getty Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving

Boston Celtics point guard, Kyrie Irving holds true to his Native American heritage and he’s not compromising it for anybody.

Such was the case last night after the Celtics’ 117-109 loss to the New York Knicks.

A reporter in the locker room told Irving: “Happy Thanksgiving.”

Irving said that he doesn’t celebrate the holiday before saying, “F— Thanksgiving.”


Irving’s late mother is a descendant of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

Over the past few years, Irving has embraced his heritage, including getting a tattoo of the tribe’s logo on the back of his neck.

Irving took to Twitter earlier today to clarify his comments:

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Worth noting, Irving took part in a Lakota naming ceremony and was given the name “Little Mountain.”

Per Bleacher Report: 

While Thanksgiving is a celebration highlighted by food and family in the United States, Chelsea Ritschel of The Independent noted Thursday that many Native Americans take part in a National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Massachusetts, which is recognized as the location of the first Thanksgiving..