Nets star point guard Kyrie Irving will miss his eighth-straight game on Friday when the team plays the Celtics in Brooklyn, the team announced.
Irving hasn't played since Nov. 14 against the Nuggets, as the New Jersey native has been dealing with a shoulder injury.
It was announced on Nov. 22 that Irving would not play in the team's next three games -- against the Knicks, Cavaliers, and Celtics.
On Wednesday, the Nets played the Celtics in Boston, losing 121-110. It would have been Irving's first game back in Boston since leaving the Celtics in free agency this past summer, causing many fans to boo him.
However, Irving wasn't even there, as he didn't travel with the team on their short three-game road trip.
After the game, Irving responded to the criticism from Boston fans on his Instagram story in a long written post, calling it "ignorant and obtrusive."
Through 11 games this year, Irving is averaging a career-high 28.5 points per game in his first season in Brooklyn.