Nets star Kyrie Irving reacts to ESPN report about his mood swings
While Kyrie is known as one of the best dribblers and finishers in the association, he has been infamous for being someone that is difficult to deal with. In fact, a good number of fans think that he’s one of the reasons why the Boston Celtics didn’t thrive during his two years with the team.
Their arguments got new wind when Jackie MacMullan published a comprehensive ESPN piece that detailed Kyrie’s early days with the Nets, effectively naming him as a source of concern for the Nets this season.
Of course, Kyrie was quick to shoot down rumors of him being a difficult player to deal with. He also sent a strong message to his critics, noting that he doesn’t have to be “perfect” for anyone.
“Human beings have mood swings. It’s OK to be human,” Irving said, per Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo Sports. “I don’t have to be perfect for anyone here, nor do I have to be perfect for the public. So I’m not here to dispel any perception. I’m just here to be myself.”
Irving’s two years with Boston will certainly haunt him, especially with the way things ended between him and team. Nonetheless, he still has a chance to change the narrative surrounding him.
With the Nets, Irving has the opportunity to lead a young and talented team while Kevin Durant is out. He was off to a great start for the Brooklyn squad, even scoring 50 points in their opening game.
Action speaks louder than words, and Irving is certainly well aware of that.