Former Boston Celtics fan-favorite admits defeat on Kyrie Irving Finals opinion

One former Boston Celtics fan-favorite has to admit defeat on his Kyrie Irving Finals opinion
One former Boston Celtics fan-favorite has to admit defeat on his Kyrie Irving Finals opinion / Tim Heitman/GettyImages

Kyrie Irving was not the NBA Finals' best player through the first three games, and because of that, former Boston Celtics MVP candidate Isaiah Thomas admitted defeat on his wildly off prediction; revealing that he's been overwhelmed by Celtics fans' response to the statement.

"I gotta stay off Twitter lol," Thomas tweeted. "I’ve never not one time hated on the Celtics. Why would I hate? JT even invited me to a finals game to receive love from the fans. Just cuz I said Ky is better or they got (the) better duo y'all went crazy lol. I thought they did but I was wrong fa shoooo."

Irving made a massive comeback in Game 3, going for 35 points on 46% shooting and a 4/6 showing from beyond the arc, but his Game 1 and Game 2 performances at the TD Garden took the shine off of a brilliant Western Conference Finals.

His legacy was on the line this series, and it may end up being too little too late.

Kyrie Irving delivered 'vintage' performance in Game 3, but couldn't overcome Boston Celtics even without Kristaps Porzingis

Even without Kristaps Porzingis, the Celtics looked like the clearly better team against the Dallas Mavericks on their home floor. As long as Jrue Holiday is in the lineup, the Cs might be better than most teams by a wide margin.

Dallas got what Jaylen Brown called a "vintage Kyrie performance" in Game 3, and it wasn't good enough. The NBA's true top duo, the Jays, delivered 61 points in one of the all-time legacy games -- which silenced doubters that foolishly said they needed the most help possible to win.

The Mavs are well-built, but something special may have to be built to stop this Celtics team as constructed. LeBron James joining Kyrie and Luka Doncic has been floated by many, so we'll see. Does that even get the job done, though?

The Jays have helped the Cs surpass just about all of the Association. Even guys like LeBron and Kyrie that held the franchise down when Brown and Tatum were still young.