Kyrie Irving is very good at basketball and very bad at dealing with the media.
And he’s not just bad at being interviewed, he can’t even keep track of what he says.
Most famously he said that the Earth was flat – not his brightest moment – and reneged on that a few weeks later.
Now he’s reversed a comment that he made in the pre-season promising Boston fans that he plans on re-signing to the Celtics.
When asked in New York whether he will stay in Boston as a free agent this summer, Irving said, “Ask me July 1,” per The Athletic‘s Jay King.
“At the end of the day, I’m going to do what I feel is best for my career.”
But that’s not all the 26-year-old had to say.
“What excited me a lot about the beginning of the season was the opportunity to come into this season really just doing what we planned on doing, set a goal and go after it and then see what happens at the end of the season,” Irving said.
“That was the plan before and that’s still the plan now,” Irving added, before just doing what he does and taking things too far. “I don’t owe anybody shit.”
So, er, that’s not exactly a ringing endorsement for Irving’s commitment to Boston.
Kyrie’s revised comments come on the back of recent reports that he will no longer re-sign with the Celtics.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge wants to keep Irving, but knows that there’s not much the franchise can do to change his mind.
“We need to sell free agents-to-be that are out there, potential free agents, and our own players that this is a place they want to be on a regular basis,” Ainge told Boston’s 98.5 The Sports Hub.
“Of course we want to keep Kyrie, and, you know, time will tell.”
Kyrie will definitely take his time with the decision, and probably change his mind 23 times before making it.
But hey, he can do what he wants, he doesn’t owe you sh*t.
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