Kyrie Irving: ‘I don’t really necessarily think of Christmas as a holiday’

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The Celtics will host the Wizards on Christmas.

Kyrie Irving, via NBC Sports Boston:

The hoopla on Christmas, I don’t really get into that. I don’t really necessarily think of Christmas as a holiday. So, I’m just happy that I get to be with my family. Looking forward to playing in front of the fans on the 25th and just playing against a high-level Washington team and going against great guys in there. Then, of course, opening presents and that whole thing.

Maybe Irving just means he’s not treating Christmas as a holiday, because he has to work. That’d be reasonable, and it exemplifies the type of total devotion to the team many fans covet.

But the way Irving said it, it just sounds… weird (which is par for the course with him).