Irving caused a stir after the game, telling a reporter who wished him a happy Thanksgiving that he doesn't celebrate the holiday before saying "f--- Thanksgiving."
Irving told NBC Sports Boston that his issues with the holiday stem from his Native American heritage.
This isn’t the first time Irving has criticized a holiday.
“I don’t celebrate that sh*t, f*ck Thanksgiving.” - Kyrie Irving when someone said Happy Thanksgiving as he was leaving his media scrum.
“F–k Thanksgiving,” Irving said postgame.
Kyrie Irving apologizes for his comments about Thanksgiving on Wednesday night
Irving's mother descends from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, and there's ultimately nothing wrong with not celebrating Thanksgiving, although responding in such an abrasive way is probably the issue here.
Boston is now .500, and star point guard Kyrie Irving clearly expects more.
Kyrie Irving hates Thanksgiving 🦃 I dont celebrate that s---. ➡️
Kyrie Irving: F--k Thanksgiving. Well then.
The Celtics made the Eastern Conference finals last season after Gordon Hayward's gruesome season-ending leg injury in his first game with the team and losing Irving for the postseason.
After being wished a happy Thanksgiving by a reporter following the Celtics' 117-109 loss to the New York Knicks, Irving retorted that he doesn't celebrate the holiday before saying, "F--- Thanksgiving."
On Thursday, Irving took a more respectful tone.
Hours after setting the internet ablaze, Irving addressed his fiery words Thursday on Twitter.
Though she was adopted out of the tribe at a young age, Irving has embraced traditions.
Kyrie Irving apologizes after profane dismissal of Thanksgiving
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 In August, Irving took part in a Lakota naming ceremony and was given the name "Little Mountain."
Kyrie Irving said he Meant no disrespect to the Holiday and those who celebrate it respectfully a day after saying (expletive) Thanksgiving.
While Irving's heritage could well inform his opinions of Thanksgiving, Wednesday's response could just as easily come from frustration with the team's struggles.
Why Kyrie Irving Said “F*ck Thanksgiving” After Loss to Knicks via @SBReports706
Kyrie Irving says f–k Thanksgiving after Celtics loss