DeAndre Jordan mocks story about Kyrie Irving’s mood swings
A story was released on Tuesday indicating that Brooklyn Nets All-Star Kyrie Irving suffers from occasional mood swings. Whether it’s true or not, his teammate, DeAndre Jordan, got a kick out of the report.
“Kyrie’s a bad guy,” Jordan told James Herbert of CBS Sports with a heavy dose of sarcasm. “He’s terrible. He’s moody. I don’t like to be around him. He’s horrible in the locker room. He’s a selfish player. I don’t like his haircut. I wear his shoes only because they’re comfortable and because he makes me. Is that good?”
Irving has been accused of mood swings in the past. They were well-documented before his arrival in Brooklyn. According to ESPN, these shifts in his demeanor make Nets officials feel “queasy.”
One recent instance of Irving’s temperamental nature came during the Nets’ recent preseason trip to China, which left “everyone scratching their heads as to what precipitated it.” There were also allegations of Irving shutting down communications during his time with the Celtic and Cavs.
Mood swings or not, Irving is recognized as one of the greatest point guards in NBA history, and he’s playing well with the Nets. Through his first three games with the team, the former Duke Blue Devil has racked up averages of 37.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting from the field (41.2 percent from beyond the arc), 6.3 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals.
Irving and the Nets will be back in action on Wednesday night, when they’ll serve as hosts to the Indiana Pacers. Tip-off inside TD Garden is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.