Kyrie Irving doubles down on Zaza comments

Pachulia has a history of highly questionable, even possibly dirty plays beyond him falling onto Russell Westbrook. He put Kawhi Leonard out of last year's Western Conference finals as well with an ankle injury.

Kahron Spearman

After Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia fell on top of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook in a recent blowout win, numerous talking heads and athletes came out against Pachulia's arguably dirty play.

One of those players was Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, who watched the controversial play and then Instagrammed his thoughts: "The league has to take a look at this man, this (expletive) is ridiculous."

He doubled down on those thoughts to the Boston Glober's Gary Washburn (h/t Bleacher Report.)

"I think everybody kind of saw what happened," Irving told the Globe. 

Whether Nicks foot pushed (Pachulia) down forward, weve seen it over and over and I dont want to direct just him being a very, very dirty player strictly on him because a lot of dirty plays happen throughout the NBA but I mean when its consistently happening. Russ felt the same way. Paul (George) felt the same way.

Kyrie Irving
Point guard, Boston Celtics

Pachulia also knocked San Antonios Kawhi Leonard out of the Western Conference Finals with an ankle injury, after putting his foot under the All-NBA player's while contesting his corner jumper. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich scrutinized Pachulia's thuggery immediately after the game.

"What do you actually feel about it? Because as a player, weve seen it happen before for years and years with him doing (expletive) like that," Irving continued, agreeing with Popovich's sentiments. "I dont want the league to just suspend him for 10 games but youve got to take a look at it or something. Thats unacceptable in this game."


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