Kyrie Irving is a tremendous player. Sometimes I think in the rush to criticize him people forget that. Even going so far as to call the guy a team cancer. This is someone who has averaged nearly 30 points per game in the NBA Finals after all, including hitting one of the biggest shots in history, in the face of a dynasty.
Still, I’m not sure why he felt the need now to point out glaring needs on his current team. Brooklyn did go 13-13 without him and is just 5-9 with Irving in the lineup. That’s not to say the Nets are better without Kyrie, such a thought is ridiculous (just check Theo Pinson’s stat-line). But following a game where he was a -29 probably isn’t the best time for Kyrie to speak his mind, though I suppose it’s better he didn’t post it on IG. If you’re one of the teammates he didn’t mention by name as a core piece (everyone outside of Kevin Durant, DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert and Garrett Temple), how do you feel today?
I don’t want to make too big a deal of this, as for the most part, Kyrie has been all smiles since he got to BK. However, for a player who has seen most of his career success next to LeBron James, he should know there’s one piece the Nets are missing that would fix almost everything. His friend who joined him this Summer in signing with the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant.