This offseason looks like it’s about to be a disaster for the Celtics. Kyrie Irving looks like he’s on his way out and will choose between the Knicks and Nets with the Lakers possibly being in the mix. Reports from around the NBA also say that he didn’t enjoy his time in Boston at all. In his last season with the team, Irving just didn’t click with the team as they were bounced in the second round of the playoffs by the Bucks in five games.
According to 98.5 The Sports Hub and the Boston Sports Journal’s Brian Robb, Celtics General manager and President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge sounded like he recently threw some shade at Irving. He discussed how life is so much better when players are humble and play the roles they are assigned to.
“I think it just makes life more enjoyable when everybody is humble, hard-working, and will play any role they have to to help the team succeed,” said Ainge. “You do have to have a certain amount of talent to win, as we all know, but good people makes coming to work more fun.”
The chemistry on the court wasn’t good but saying Irving isn’t a good person draws a lot of questions. Ainge’s comments are might just be the nail in the coffin of Irving leaving Boston. Flip the pages for Twitter reactions to Ainge’s comments along with highlights of Irving from 2018-19.