Lil Rel Howery
Kyrie’s My Dude
… So I’m Happy Celtics Lost
5/23/2018 8:07 AM PDT
“Get Out” star Lil Rel Howery is a Boston Celtics fan … but he says there’s a silver lining to the team losing a couple games, and he’s telling TMZ Sports his glass-half-empty theory.
If you’re asking why Lil Rel is a Celtics fan in the first place, he says it’s because he developed a kinship with Kyrie Irving while the two men were shooting Irving’s upcoming “Uncle Drew” movie.
Rel says it’s that friendship that makes it kinda okay … hell, he almost even likes it … that the C’s seem to be struggling to beat LeBron with no go-to NBA superstar.
“I’ve been watching all these stories about how the team is better without Kyrie and all this dumb sh*t and I was like, ah, no, this is superstar time.”
“So, I’m just saying like, Kyrie, that’s his team, man. So, don’t ever question that sh*t again. It’s his f*cking team. He’s a superstar. They need to win with him.”
Translation — Boston’s struggles reinforce just how important Kyrie is to that team … which, in a weird way, makes Rel happy.