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Kyrie Irving sends viral post on X after Dallas Mavericks lose NBA Finals

On Monday night, Kyrie Irving and the Dallas Mavericks lost the fifth game of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics 106-88.

After the series ended, Irving sent out a post on X that received over 12,000 likes and 265,000 impressions within 10 minutes.

Irving wrote: “Trib, stay together no matter what. Through ups and downs, wins and losses, success and failure. Hold your heads high. This mission is bigger than us. I love you all!

Hello🤞🏾🪶♾❤️”

Irving finished the loss with 15 points, three rebounds, nine assists and a steal while shooting 5/16 from the field and 3/9 from three-point range in 41 minutes of play.

The Celtics were simply the better team, as the Mavs were never able to get going in the series.

Before leaving the game, Irving congratulated the Celtics players and staff.

About Pat Doney of NBC DFW: “Great move by Kyrie Irving – he congratulated his former Celtics teammates and coaches before leaving the game. He even saluted the crowd, who continued to boo him…”

Irving has now made it to the NBA Finals four times, but his record is only 1-3.

He helped lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to the 2016 NBA championship victory against Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors.

Despite the difficult end to the season, the Mavs have exceeded most expectations.

They missed the 2023 postseason and reached the NBA Finals in 2024.

June 17, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (11) dribbles the ball against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) and forward Jayson Tatum (0) during the third quarter in game five of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Photo Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

June 17, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (11) dribbles the ball against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) and forward Jayson Tatum (0) during the third quarter in Game 5 of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Photo Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports / Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports