Following the Celtics loss to the Knicks on Wednesday night, a member of the media wished Kyrie Irving a happy Thanksgiving. The Celtics guard replied, “I don’t celebrate that sh*t, f*ck Thanksgiving.”
As Larry Brown Sports explains, Irving has ties to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and views Thanksgiving a little differently than other Americans:
Irving’s family has roots with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. His late mother was a part of the tribe and adopted out of it, while his grandparents and great-grandparents were citizens of Standing Rock.
To him and many others with Native American heritage, Thanksgiving does not represent a time to feast on the harvest, but rather it reminds them of the genocide and conquest of Native Americans by the colonists.
Well when you put it like that most of us probably wouldn’t be fans of the holiday.