Thursday, August 10, 2017

The more we hear of Kyrie Irving and his behavior on Lake Mistake last year the more bizarre it gets. Something happened with Irving, he snapped or cracked mentally or emotionally. He is not perceiving reality correctly.

 “I’m not sure [about a trade to Phoenix.] Phoenix, of course, hired James Jones this offseason. He’s been inside that locker room [at the Pawn Shop].
“He saw Kyrie Irving in the playoffs this year — in between the first round when they beat Indiana and the second round when they played Toronto — go consecutive days without speaking to a teammate at practice. On that stage.
“It’s one thing for people to go through your ups and downs during the regular season. But when you get to the playoffs, the main thing is the main thing, and we’re brothers, and we’re pulling together to get this thing done.
“Even at that level, there were things that made him sullen or reclusive from his teammates.”

That is ESPN's Dave McMenamin. This is the take on McMenamin's report in

Man that’s bad. It’s one thing to feud with guys you’re forced to work with all year, it’s another to simply avoid talking to them. Especially at practice.
LeBron James has clearly worn on Irving, and the 25-year-old wants to go do his own thing. That’s understandable. But freezing out teammates in the middle of the postseason is inexcusable behavior.
Thebiglead is correct. That is very disturbing.