Kyrie Irving lashing out at media for covering drama he created is height of hypocrisy

Alex Reimer
February 21, 2019 - 12:52 pm
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Once again, Kyrie Irving is upset with the media for inquiring about a melodrama he created. On Wednesday, the mercurial point guard lashed out at reporters for dissecting his viral All-Star Game chat with Kevin Durant, in which he mouthed “two max slots” to KD –– an obvious insinuation about the Knicks’ ability to sign both of them this summer.

“It’s a video of me and one of my best friends talking,” Irving said, per Boston.com. “And then it turns out to be a dissection of a free agency meeting? Do you get that? Like, do you get that? And then I’m asked questions about that? That’s what disconnects me from all that s***.”

It’s hard to believe Irving’s chat with Durant was innocuous, considering it just happened to be recorded on video and seemingly featured them discussing their free agency plans. On top of that, Irving has been tied to the Knicks for weeks. The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn reported recently Irving is expected to take a visit with his hometown team once July 1 hits.

While Irving can’t control what reporters write, he’s also fed into the Knicks speculation, saying earlier this month he holds “respect” for the franchise.

Just like when Irving condemns the press for asking about his relationship with LeBron just weeks after publicizing their apology phone call, he comes across as astonishingly hypocritical here. If Irving doesn’t like the rumors, then he shouldn’t have retracted his promise to re-sign with the Celtics. 

In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols Wednesday, Irving blamed the media for tearing apart locker rooms. But it seems like he can accomplish that without anybody’s help. 

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