Kyrie Irving Literally Went From Having The Most Clutch Shot In Finals History To The Worst Decision!

Kyrie Irving Literally Went From Having The Most Clutch Shot In Finals History To The Worst Decision!

It is understandable that all players are unique in their own way. They have certain rituals, way of speaking, principles and philosophies of their own. But at the end of the day it is important for the players to do their job. Entertaining the fans who have come just with an opportunity to see their favorite players play and they are not there. That isn’t acceptable.

Players like Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have been doing this in the name of load management. But that reason is still acceptable. If you are aware that there is a need to vaccinate for you to play the games then you should definitely take it and get on the court asap.

Kyrie Irving’s 2021-22 season drama has created a negative image of the players. Yes they are their own person and can act of their own accords but if you love the game why would you sacrifice playing it just to get your point across.

The brimming rookie

Irving had achieved a lot in the NBA. When he first entered the league, he was thrown in a situation where the Cavaliers fans were in angst of losing LeBron James. So Irving had to fuel their rage and that he did as much as he could. He won the Rookie of the Year award with averages of 18.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game.

He made his 1st All-Star appearance in the following season and has been going on upwards trend since then. The fans loved the way Irving played the game. His ability to dribble and create shots were seen as though somebody was painting on a canvas. He would dance around the defenders and got the reputation of the best ball-handler in the league.

After LeBron James’ arrival, although he became the 2nd option of the team, he still focused on his mastery and had become the ideal robin to LeBron. For 3 straight seasons, they went to the Finals and it was because of Irving’s playstyle that LeBron could overcome the 3-1 deficit in the 2016 Finals to win the championship.

The stint with Celtics

Irving was at the peak of his powers and at the top of the world. After he left Cleveland and joined Boston to be the man of his team, it was thought that Irving would succeed in that role and there were huge expectations on him. Irving got injured in the regular season and couldn’t play in the playoffs. But the Celtics still made the Eastern Conference Finals but lost to LeBron James. The following season with Irving back and LeBron heading to the Lakers, the Boston Celtics were favorite to come out the East

But then it all spiraled down as Irving’s leadership was brought into question. He couldn’t lead the Celtics and kept criticizing the young players for not keeping up with him. He ended up leaving the Celtics in the 2019 off-season to join forces with Durant in the Brooklyn Nets.

Irving’s image tarnished

Despite his off-court behavior being brought to question, fans were still in anticipation for what the trio of Durant, Harden and Irving bring. But things got rocky as the three players never played at the same time and whenever they did on or the other got injured. And then this season happened with Irving refusing to take the vaccine and have missed the entirety of home games in the regular season.

His day in Cleveland so distant now as he has been riding the coattails of his clutch shot against Stephen Curry in the 2016 Finals. Fans now view Riving in a completely different light. Of course he might have a drifted personality when it’s during the press conference but if he would have played the games nobody would have said a word. Plus them getting swept in the 1st round didn’t help either. The next season is Irving’s chance to prove himself and end his hate once and for all!

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