Kyrie Irving is back to his antics. The Nets point guard, fined to the tune of $25,000 for dodging the press, expressed his displeasure on Instagram.
Perhaps one of the most enigmatic NBA stars in recent memory, Kyrie Irving has had his fair shar of strange moments. Everything from his obsession with Egyptian mythology to his perplexing statements to the media.
Funnily enough, before the start of training camp, Kyrie posted a lengthy message on his Instagram about how he will not be addressing the media for the first day of training camp.
This was because he was afraid of the media twisting his words and putting words in his mouth. As expected, his words were once again misconstrued as Brian Windhorst took this message from Irving as him signaling a complete media blackout.
This appears to have been the last straw for 2016 champion.
Kyrie Irving addresses the media about his earlier statements and on getting fined
As a result of Kyrie Irving’s reluctance on speaking to reporters on his media availability, the NBA decided to fine both the Brooklyn Nets organization, and Kyrie Irving himself. The fines were $25000 a piece.
Kyrie seems to be particularly irked by this fine, as he took to Instagram to address it on his story. He said, “I’ve had enough of someone else’s propaganda. I’m for truth no matter who tells it.”
He continued on by saying, “I pray we utilize the ‘fine money’ for the marginalized communities in need.”
Kyrie Irving speaks about his fine on Instagram, using a quote from Malcolm X:
“I’ve had enough of someone else’s propaganda. I’m for truth, no matter who tells it…” pic.twitter.com/TzzxeAgUJD
— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) December 11, 2020
Kyrie’s philanthropic tendencies
Kyrie Irving has made a name for himself as someone who puts the needs of the less fortunate in front of many other aspects of his life.
He was the first to suggest the NBA not restart due to the racial turmoil in the US. He has also committed $2 million in an effort to help out WNBA stars who did not participate in the WNBA Bubble.
So it is very much in his character to hope for the ‘fine money’ to be used for charity.