I remember how giddy I was in 2017 when Kyrie Irving signed with the Celtics, the team I’ve loved since the super team of Antoine Walker, Marty Conlon, and Pervis Ellison won 15 games. Bah gahd that team fucking sucked.
Anyway, Kyrie’s tumultuous tenure in Boston has taught me an important lesson about fandom–it is possible to be dazzled by someone’s natural ability, to recognize that he can do things with a basketball that no one else on the planet can do, while also wanting to trade him for the ghosts of Antoine Walker, Marty Conlon, and Pervis Ellison.
The entire city of Boston was ready to embrace Kyrie like they did Isaiah Thomas, but instead, Irving’s moodiness, aloofness, and passive aggressiveness made him one of the biggest pariah’s in Boston since that guy on the Patriots who killed a couple guys.
In a recent episode of the “Hoop Collective” podcast with Brian Windhorst, ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan revealed that Kyrie absolutely loathed playing and living in Boston.
“The part of the thing is Kyrie Irving didn’t like Boston,” MacMullan said. “I’ve been told this by many people. He didn’t like living in Boston. He just didn’t. By the end, he had issues with Brad (Stevens). By the end he had issues with Danny (Ainge). By the end he had issues with pretty much all of us.”
Hmm. This sounds familiar…
Celtics fans are collectively dry heaving at Kyrie’s spiritual mission in Japan. Is there a more ironic post than him posting about shedding ego????? Is this a fucking troll??? Has to be!
If Kyrie re-signs with the Celtics, it will give me the most confusing boner of my life.