Kyrie Irving is one of the most talented players to ever make it to the NBA. His skills and offensive repertoire are almost unmatched and there's no denying that he could be the league's leading scorer every season.
Then again, he's been pointed out more often than not because of his off-court antics, statements, and the way he's often trying to pick up a fight with the media and some of his teammates.
Kyrie tends to light up a fire and then backpedal when his comments get out of hand. He claims he was misunderstood and plays the victim. That's been his M.O since his days with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Kyrie Irving Calls His Haters Out Again After Win Over Boston
And one of his biggest scandals came when he threw the Boston Celtics' young core under the bus a couple of years ago. Once again, that fueled the narrative of him being a 'toxic presence in the locker room'.
So, after the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets matched up last night, Irving was spotted embracing some of his former teammates, leaving the door wide open for yet another one of his tantrums:
“Big surprise huh? To a lot of people. All that sh*t-talking about me and all the relationships I have with every teammate of mine. Now, we get to see it every game that I got some great people out here," Irving said after the game.
It's clear that there's no bad blood between Kyrie and his former teammates. It's also clear that Kyrie - who bailed on the Celtics - has some extra motivation every time he faces his former team, as he averages 38.5 points, 7 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game on 64% shooting.
At the end of the day, Kyrie's on record saying the things he said, it's not like people made them up. Then again, it's great to see him ball out with the Nets and fulfill his potential as one of the most unstoppable scorers in the league.