Garnett, 45, clearly was irate that Irving disrespected the floor that he played on for numerous years. The Hall of Famer won a championship with the Celtics in 2008.
Although Irving played in Boston for a couple years, he bashed the city for displaying subtle racism. Celtics general manager Danny Ainge’s attempt to downplay Irving’s criticism has left many around the league in shock.
The first-round series between the Nets and Celtics came to an end with Game 5 on Tuesday. The Nets delivered a final 123-109 punch in their fourth win of the series.
The Nets will move on to the second round and take on the Milwaukee Bucks, who swept the Heat in four games.