NBA superstar Kyrie Irving may not be committed to the Boston Celtics, the place where the dynamic guard with personality plus took his talents after wanting to get away from LeBron James in Cleveland? That’s the question you’ll hear most if you start searching on Irving’s name. (Searches that will get you Kyrie Irving is leaving type headlines.) If you start searching on the Celtics, you’ll read one player or another complaining about how the team is selfish and doesn’t play as a whole. (Celtics guard Marcus Smart this week: “We’re just not together. Plain and simple.”)
Kyrie Irving is supposed to be the leader — he specifically left LeBron so that he could have a team of his own, a team to lead, to be somewhere where he isn’t second fiddle. So where is the leadership? Irving has said in interviews that he’s already geared up for the playoffs and that’s what matters. Irving told the media this week: “I can’t wait for all this other BS about the regular season, ‘keep getting better,’ talking over and over again about what we can do to keep getting better playing in the regular season, I just want to be at the highest level playing.”
In the playoffs, Irving says “I don’t think anybody in the Eastern Conference can really compete with us at a high level when we’re playing the way we’re supposed to be playing.” Fans wonder if Irving is wishing dominance or willing it. With all the dissension he references (or BS, as he calls it) many players in leadership positions might take to Twitter and issue some clarifications. But Irving hasn’t tweeted since November, when he used the platform to apologize for some remarks he made denigrating Thanksgiving as a holiday.
Meant no disrespect to the Holiday and those who celebrate it respectfully. I’m grateful for the time We all can share with our families. We are always ONE. 🔺👁
— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) November 22, 2018