After Kyrie Irving finished complaining about the new floor that the Milwaukee Bucks were using on Thursday night (Oct. 26), he ended up leading the Boston Celtics to an important victory. To help celebrate the 50th anniversary season for the franchise, the Bucks hosted a “Return to the MECCA” night for the home fans. That included styling the floor to look like it did at their old arena during the 1970s and ‘80s. It drew the ire of one Mr. Irving.

It appears that Irving was confused about what was taking place and he believed that the Bucks were bringing back the old floor to force the Celtics to play on it.

That wasn’t what took place, as the Bucks were simply trying to make it look like the old MECCA floor. That didn’t stop Irving from whining to any reporter who would listen to what he had to say.

Irving gives his ‘expert’ opinion

Speaking to reporters during practice, Irving went on a tirade about the floor. “I’m all about safety, so we’ll see how it is on my knees, see how it is on everyone’s bodies. I know this is a pretty older court and it looks like it’s fresh painted as well.” That wasn’t where he stopped, though, as Irving went on to say that, “It took me three steps to realize this is not the same NBA court I’m used to playing on.”

The fact that Kyrie Irving actually thought that they were bringing back the physical court that the Milwaukee Bucks used in the 1970s led to a lot of ridicule on social media.

A report by The Washington Post didn’t hold back either, as writer Jeremy Gottlieb noted out the Internet and the Milwaukee Bucks had a lot of fun at his expense. Maybe that was a bad idea, though, as Irving certainly came to play on Thursday night.

Kyrie Irving, Al Horford beat up on Bucks

In 35 minutes of action, Kyrie Irving scored 24 points and dished out seven assists for the Boston Celtics.

Al Horford was 11-of-14 from the field, finishing with 27 points and nine rebounds to help Irving out. Though the game was close, Irving and Horford made sure that the Celtics weren’t going to lose this road game against the Bucks, whether it was on the old Mecca floor or not. The 96-89 win pushed the Celtics to 3-2 on the season and showed that maybe the jokes on social media by the Bucks and their fans backfired a bit.

While a lot of the attention of the NBA world remains fixated on LeBron James when it comes to the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics are starting to figure things out again. Despite the hardship of losing Gordon Hayward for the season, the Celtics are starting to bounce back and gel as a team. Beating the Bucks certainly isn’t equivalent to beating the Cavs, but at least it isn’t another story about Marcus Morris. Next up for the Celtics is a game against the Miami Heat at 8 PM ET on Saturday (Oct. 28).