Kyrie Irving’s father, Drederick Irving speaks about the Brooklyn Nets superstar’s broken promise about re-signing with Boston Celtics.
Kyrie Irving is one the most flashy players in the league. His insane ball-handling, consistent shooting, and playmaking ability are what set him apart from everyone else. This season, alongside fellow All-Stars Kevin Durant and James Harden, the deadly trio led the star-studded Brooklyn Nets team to an incredible 48-24 record. As Steve Nash’s side clinched the 2nd seed in the East, they face Jayson Tatum and his Jaylen Brown-less Boston Celtics team in the first round of the postseason.
We all know about Irving and his bitter relationship with Boston Celtics. Back in 2017, after losing the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, Kyrie decided to part ways with LeBron James and made his way to Boston. His short two-year stint with Bean Town can safely be regarded as a failure. In 2017-2019, during his time with Boston, the 7-time All-Star was headlining for all the wrong reasons. He not only had visible frustrations with his teammates but also had several off-the-court problems too.
“I’m sure Kyrie Irving feels bad about his broken promise”: Drederick Irving
Kyrie had made an open promise in TD Garden in 2018, promising to re-sign with the team in the 2019 free agency. Of course, that did not happen. Kyrie made his way to Brooklyn to partner up with Kevin Durant. His broken promise hurt a lot of die-hard Boston fans and they made sure to let Kyrie know about it.
When Brooklyn played Jayson Tatum and co. at the TD Garden, the crowd vented out all their anger on the 29-year-old guard. Whenever the former Duke Blue Devil holds the ball, the crowd ruthlessly boos him. Even though he was prepared for it, Kyrie too didn’t expect the situation to be so out of hand. The hate is to such a major extent that in Game 4 of the series, a fan threw a bottle of water on Irving as he was headed into the locker room.
Ahead of all the altercations, Kyrie’s dad, for one, believes that the fans are not wrong to hate him. Drederick further justified that his son definitely feels bad about breaking a promise. In a recent interview, he said,
Talked to Kyrie Irving’s father the other day about Boston booing & Kyrie’s broken promise to re-sign as big part of it. “They have a right to feel that way,” Drederick Irving said. “Kyrie said it & I’m sure he feels bad about it. ..He just wants to b treated as [human being]”
— Ian O’Connor (@Ian_OConnor) May 29, 2021
After two toughs games for Kyrie, he will surely leave Boston as a happy man, leading the series 3-1. Brooklyn will aim to close out the series at home on Tuesday night.