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:
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..