Kyrie Irving keeps drawing criticism from everybody around the NBA world and that doesn’t seem to be stopping unless he thrives with the Brooklyn Nets. Sometimes it looks like people are rooting for him to fail and if he doesn’t win a championship next season, the slander will be huge for him. Kyrie is one of the most outspoken players in the league and that has earned him a lot of enemies.
His reputation as a bad teammate also has something to do with that but the point guard often receives more shade than other players. Recently, an unnamed NBA agent had a strong message for Kyrie, claiming he wasn’t interested in playing basketball anymore and he’s on his way to becoming a Stephon Marbury 2.0. The Athletic recently conducted a poll with 20 NBA agents to talk about several topics.
Kyrie’s name was brought up by one agent, who didn’t hesitate to take shots at the player.
“No. No. Hell no. You’re banking on the highest level of volatility. It’s an impossibility. Kevin Durant is probably the best player in the NBA but Kyrie Irving is a total loose cannon and he’s not doing anything to show us anything but that right now. That’s going to be difficult.”
“I hate to comment on people I don’t really know, but Kyrie is entering his Stephon Marbury phase. You can see it. It’s there. Basketball is not a priority for him.”
Kyrie’s opinion on basketball and social matters has always been criticized. He’s probably one of the most hated guys in the NBA right now and nobody knows what he must do to change that. He is entering a season with the Brooklyn Nets trying to lead this team to the championship alongside Kevin Durant and their new head coach, Steve Nash.