Celtics’ Kyrie Irving unusually sat for a long time inside locker room with blank stare after loss to Magic
After the Boston Celtics lost to the Orlando Magic on Saturday by two points, Celtics star point guard Kyrie Irving sat at his locker just staring straight ahead for a long time while his teammates had already dressed and left the room.
The Celtics lost to the Magic at the buzzer. Irving was frustrated with small forward Gordon Hayward, who was supposed to inbound the ball to center Al Horford at the top of the key, and then Irving was going to get the ball from Horford.
Hayward, however, passed it to the corner to Jayson Tatum. The second-year swingman missed a tough contested step back jumper at the buzzer, and Irving voiced his frustrations with Hayward as the two teammates walked off the court.
Kyrie is sitting at his locker just staring straight ahead. Hasn’t showered yet. Most of the other players have already dressed and left.
— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) January 13, 2019
This was Boston’s second-straight loss. The Celtics got blown out in South Beach by the Miami Heat on Thursday.
Kyrie Irving is clearly frustrated with a lot of things. Boston was everyone’s preseason favorite to win the Eastern Conference, but right now, the team doesn’t look like a championship contender. The good thing is that there are still a lot of games left to be played for the club to turn things around.
Irving finished with 25 points, five rebounds, and six assists against the Magic.