Glen Davis clearly believes in basketball karma.
Nets goalie Kyrie Irving left Sunday’s playoff game against the Bucks after spraining his right ankle. Irving would later be excluded from the game due to the injury. The Nets would fall to the Bucks in Game 4 107-96, sending the Eastern Conference semi-final series to Barclays Center even at 2-2.
Davis, a member of the 2008 Celtics Championship winning team, had some thoughts on the injury. In a response on Instagram, Davis appeared to imply it was the result of basketball karma after Irving stomped on the Boston Center Court logo earlier in the playoffs.
“Karma is real. Energy is real no matter what you say,” Davis said in another commentary from IG. “This logo means something negative or positive. Ky wished this on himself (sic). Energy is real, always have respect for others, no matter if his (sic) logo is (sic) not. “
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Following the Nets’ Game 4 victory over the Celtics in the first round, Irving greeted his teammates on center court and stomped on the design of Lucky the Leprechaun, the team’s mascot. A fan was kicked out of the TD Garden, arrested and charged with felony for allegedly throwing a water bottle at Irving after the trampling.
Davis’s comments are pretty baseless, all things considered. Karma is not a tangible effect, after all. What’s tangible is that the Nets and Bucks are returning to Brooklyn with the series tied and Irving and James Harden’s status for Game 5 uncertain.
Besides, he was not the same ankle that stomped on Lucky, just to check the facts. It was Irving’s left. The injury was to Irving’s right.
Think before you comment, folks.