On Friday night a Philadelphia 76ers fan had the original idea to ask Kyrie Irving "Kyrie, where's LeBron?" In response, Irving said, "Suck my dick."

Afterwards, Irving was asked about the second-long exchange, specifically whether he regretted it or not. His response was something we wish we heard more of.

"Hell no," he said. "Man enough to record it on video, that’s on him. Glad he got his @ name out there and his five seconds of fame and gone viral, that’s the social media platform we live on. I take full responsibility for what I said. Excuse the kids at home and we move on."


Unfortunately the league offices didn't see it the same way we did. At least we assume they didn't since, on Sunday, they fined the Boston point guard $25,000 for his suggestion. The NBA's official release said:

"Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving has been fined $25,000 for using inappropriate language when responding to a fan, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

"The incident occurred at halftime of the Celtics' 102-92 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, Oct. 20 at [Philly's] Wells Fargo Center."

Irving is set to make almost $19 million this year, so he can actually tell quite a few more fans to suck his dick before it begins to impact his wallet.