Kyrie Irving says he plans on burning sage before games this upcoming season as a way to honor his Native American heritage. 

Irving was filmed burning sage before the Nets game against the Celtics. 

"It just comes from a lot of native tribes. Being able to sage, just cleanse the energy, make sure that we're all balanced. When we come into this job, we come into this place, it's not anything that I don't do at home that I did today.

"I saged last game, and I plan to sage almost every game if the opposing team will allow me to," said Irving.

Irving was inducted as a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the summer of 2018.

"That gives us good energy. He does it in the locker room. That's his thing, and we all respect him. We respect his method, and he comes out here and plays extremely hard for us," added Kevin Durant of Irving.