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Kyrie Irving only plays with the media when it works for him


Until now, I have taken the middle road in my analysis of former-Celtic, Kyrie Irving. I just left that road.

Yes, I played Irving's game shortly after his arrival in Boston. I wrote about his "Flat Earth Theory", hoping that he was toying with the media to gain attention. And I had no issue with that. 

Even when he chose to depart Boston as a free agent, I viewed, and wrote, that the inner-team turmoil that existed was on a number of participants, not simply just Irving. What I din't like, when he was in Boston, was his on-court explosion at Gordon Hayward for not passing him the ball on an inbounds play. 

Now Kyrie Irving has been fined $25.000 for not being available to the media. Why not? The possibility of some questions about him possibly being traded to the Rockets for James Harden? Innocuous questions about his injuries and fit with new teammate, Kevin Durant? 

Kyrie will never be content in any venue in which he performs until he realizes that it is not all about him. He is an adult. He can't choose to interact with the media only when it suits him. And he can't belittle teammates when in the limelight. When Kyrie joined the Celtics, I truly felt it would work. It didn't. As I wrote in my previous article, "Nothing is ever what it appears to be."


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