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Kyrie Irving Lowered Himself to the Fans Level

Brooklyn Nets v Boston Celtics - Game One

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Monday on 2 Pros and a Cup of Joe, Jonas Knox, Brady Quinn and LaVar Arrington react to Kyrie Irving flipping off Celtics fans during Game 1 in Boston and explain why returning the fans energy is the same as lowering yourself to their level.

LaVar Arrington: "You're not competing against a fan. I can see if one of the players called you out. Compete with that. Basketball players are weirdos to me man."
Brady Quinn: "There's going to be people who love the way he handles this. I kind of look at it and just think, man, you're one of the best players in the game, maybe one of the best scores the league has seen, and you're allowing yourself to be manipulated by some dude who might not even be able to dribble a basketball.
As good as that performance was last night, maybe he could have been even better. Now you're making them feel like they have an impact in the game because you're actually acknowledging them in the first place. There's a power to that and I think he's giving the fans that power."
Jonas Knox: "He clearly was bothered by what was happening there. He was great but he was bothered."