This by know means let's the knucklehead (as Marcus Smart correctly labeled him) off the hook. Still was a dumb thing to do. But this is also some petty, disrespectful stuff from Kyrie. It was his way of saying FU back to the Boston crowd. He could have just let his play and the Nets win do his talking, but no he needed to be "extra."
Marcus Smart said the fan who threw a water bottle at Kyrie Irving was located very quickly and taken care of. Smart said one bad seed doesn’t mean the whole fruit is poisoned. “We just had a knucklehead do something knuckleheadish.”