Kyrie on Pachulia's fall on Westbrook: "I saw it and I was just like ‘man this (bleep) is ridiculous.’ Because then we’re talking about something totally different if Russ does get hurt and he has a 260-pound guy falling on his leg or his knee." https://t.co/EZFJyS3Bur
— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) March 1, 2018
Irving says Pachulia deserves scrutiny for being a repeat offender.
Per the Boston Globe:
“I think everybody kind of saw what happened,” Irving told the Globe. “Whether Nick [Young’s] foot pushed him down forward, we’ve seen it over and over, and I don’t want to direct just him being a very, very dirty player strictly on him because a lot of dirty plays happen throughout the NBA, but I mean when it’s consistently happening.
“Russ felt the same way. Paul [George] felt the same way.”
Irving said the play was dirty and Pachulia is a repeat offender.
“We all saw what was going on,” he said. “Whether people want to admit it or not, that’s on them. But for me, I voiced my opinion. It’s not me going against the league. I felt that play was just unnecessary. It was totally unnecessary.”