Landry Shamet was interviewed after the Nets’ practice ahead of their Game 3 matchup vs the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. He spoke about Kyrie Irving’s comments about Boston being racist, the Trae Young and Russell Wesbtbrook incidents, and Joe Harris’ ability to get hot.
Shamet was asked about teammate Kyrie Irving’s comments about Boston fans, as well as his own personal experiences in the city. This was his response: “If by different you’re implying anything of the racial remarks I don’t know, I haven’t personally experienced anything… I do know that Boston fans are very passionate, one of my favorite arenas to play in… who knows, people might act out, they may not… you just hope for the best fan experience possible… not crossing any lines, acting right, that’s what you want obviously… Boston, I don’t know in that regard, I haven’t experienced anything.”
He also commented on the recent incidents involving Russell Westbrook and Trae Young: “I think a lot of it, like I said, people have been cooped up for over a year… I think a lot of people are just acting different… personally I haven’t had anything thrown on me, and luckily nobody’s spit at me… there’s things that are said that cross the line… the talk isn’t as much of the problem, there’s obviously a line there… some of the talk is just talk… obviously you hate to see the things that have happened in the past 24 hours… you never want that.”
Lastly, Shamet was asked about how important Harris’ three-point shooting is to the Nets’ offense. This was his response: “I just think it’s really hard to beat us if our fourth option, Joe Harris, is hitting seven threes… what do you do… when he gets in rhythm, nothing fires me up more than that… I love it, the energy in there, it gets guys going… he’s the x-factor for sure, I think he knows that.”