“I think he’s immature, occasionally selfish, and at this particular moment in time, he comes off as a damn snob! He thinks people are beneath him and he’s above it. [He] looks at the media as being inauthentic… Everything that has happened to Kyrie Irving is self-inflicted. Go back and look at the tapes, quote him… In Kyrie’s world it’s always us, it’s never him!”– expressed Stephen A. Smith in an interview when the subject was hot.
As this chaos ended, let’s talk about what Kyrie Irving did to the league and his team.
Kyrie Irving signed with the Brooklyn Nets in the 2019-2020 season. The contract is 4 years and $136,490,600. Unfortunately, the point guard only played around 20 games in that season.
Kevin Durant also joined the team in the past season, but he tore his Achilles Tendon during Game 5 of the 2019 Finals and missed the 2019-20 season. In addition, this season the team hired the former NBA player Steve Nash as head coach.
All NBA fans remembered Kyrie Irving from Cleveland Cavaliers, the one with the important shot in the 2016 Finals. Irving and James were a great duo at the time. Apparently, next year he didn’t feel comfortable with the Cavaliers. The playmaker told Dan Gilbert he doesn’t want to be there. The reason? Kyrie wanted to be the leader.
After that event, the swingman change and have cause some events in the National Basketball Association.
He got what he wanted and started playing for the Boston Celtics. Kyrie had good numbers in the team, but apparently, Boston wasn’t enough either.
By the side of his former teammate LeBron, he looked much better. Irving finally ended up calling LeBron James and apologizing for not wanting to play with him.
Already having a reputation for his ego, before starting the bubble as a measure to continue the season. The point guard was one of the few players who refused to start this.
His motive was to keep fighting for the movement “Black Lives Matter” but many fans didn’t even believe him. They thought he was doing it to get attention or boycott the league.
Less than a month ago caused another chaos, because the star didn’t appear. On January 7, when Brooklyn was due to face the Philadelphia 76ers. Steve Nash had no problem admitting that he did not know why the point guard had been absent. He even said that he sent him a message but got no response from him. The behavior continued and his companions also called him. He did not appear in the practices and nobody knows what was happening with him.
After losing with the Philadelphia 76ers, Kyrie made some quite controversial statements that were interpreted as an attack on some of his teammates. “Collectively, I feel like we have great pieces, but it’s pretty glaring we need one more piece or two more pieces that will compliment myself, [Kevin Durant], DJ, GT, Spence [Dinwiddie], Caris [LeVert], and we’ll see how that evolves.”
When he came back, make it clear that he was angry at the Nets because they did not consult with him enough when it came to signing Steve Nash as the manager of the Brooklyn Nets for NBA 2020. Also admitted that his relationship with Kevin Durant was not going well in the last games of the NBA.
He assured that his absence was due to personal problems. We later found out that he made a very generous gesture. Irving bought a house for the family of the late Floyd.
Currently, James Harden joined the franchise. This move can come in handy if everyone comes together and leaves egos behind.
Did Kyrie Irving have reasons to behave in such this way? Or do you think it was out of place?