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Kyrie Irving takes responsibility for profane outburst to Sixers fan

bill streicher/usa today

Kyrie Irving was on the receiving end of some heckling by a Philadelphia fan on Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center and directed a lewd comment towards the individual as he exited the visitor's tunnel at halftime. Video of the incident made the rounds on social media after the game.

After hearing from the league office at the NBA about those remarks surfacing, Irving took full responsibility for the situation but did not regret making the comments.

"Hell no," said Irving about whether he regretted making the remarks. " (The heckler was) man enough to record it on video, then that's all him. I'm glad he got his (social media) name out there and then, kinda, 5 seconds of fame and it going viral -- that's the social media platform we live on. I take full responsibility what I said and excuse (to) the kids at home and you move on."