Kyrie Irving praises Bucks’ old-arena floor ‘after I did my own assessment’

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Kyrie Irving expressed concern about the safety of the court before his Celtics played the Bucks for a special game in Milwaukee’s old arena. The Boston guard sounded as if he thought the court was 30 years old, but it was a new court put in for this game.

After the Celtics’ 96-89 Celtics win last night, Irving reversed course.

Irving, via NBC Sports Boston:

I know I had some thoughts about the floor before the game that I guess was turned into a big deal. So it was good to see their new home floor. Is that their new home floor? The MECCA?

I’m glad I was part of that historic event. It was great to see the intimacy of those seats out there as well as the fans kind of being right on top of us. I enjoy environments like that. Prior to shootaround, I had my thoughts, but after I did my own assessment, it was definitely a great thing to be out there on that floor.

It probably didn’t hurt that Boston won and Irving scored a season-high 24 points and added seven assists.

Still, “after I did my own assessment, it was definitely a great thing to be out there on that floor”? Stay wacky, Kyrie.