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Charles Barkley's Message For Kyrie Irving Is Going Viral

NBA legend Charles Barkley at the Final Four watching his alma mater Auburn against Virginia.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - APRIL 06: CBS commentator Charles Barkley looks on during the 2019 NCAA Final Four semifinal between the Auburn Tigers and the Virginia Cavaliers at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 6, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving didn't have a fun time at TD Garden yesterday as he was heckled and booed all the way to the end of their 115-114 loss to the Boston Celtics.

As you would expect, Kyrie went off on the Celtics fanbase afterwards. He flipped them off and went on a profanity-laced tirade in his postgame press conference.

"I don’t want to attack every Boston fan. But when people start yelling (expletive) and (expletive) and (expletive) and all this stuff, there’s only so much you can take as a competitor," Kyrie said, via NESN.

TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley didn't appreciate Kyrie's "message" for the fans though. During a segment on TNT, he called on Kyrie to stop going after the fans when they act rude towards him:

“C’mon, man. Please stop, man,” Barkley said. “Most of the fans are amazing, some of them are going to say some rude stuff. Please stop it, you athletes today. Whining like little — c’mon man. C’mon man.”

Kyrie Irving is public enemy No. 1 among Boston Celtics fans. He spent two seasons with the team before forcing his way out and going to their rival in New York.

Last year Kyrie played a big role in knocking them out of the playoffs. They're hopeful that they can return the favor and get some revenge this year.

They'll get their chance over the next three to six games.