Far be it from us to dominate the Celtics after their 4-2 loss to the Heat Oh, what the hell! Let’s wallow in this mud! TNT is
After more than a year of excoriating Kyrie Irving as the cause of all their troubles, Boston fans must have heard ESPN’s Rachel Nichols reveal that their young star, Jayson Tatum, had consulted with Irving throughout. the “bubble” on leadership!
« The 22-year-old tried to play a leadership role, something he received advice from – wait – yes, Kyrie Irving, » Nichols reported ahead of the Celtics on Sunday night Heat Game 6 broadcast « Kyrie called Jayson every now and then through his time bubble to talk, offer advice »
Earlier in the ‘bubble’ in May, Tatum endorsed Irving during a podcast with Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes
“His decision to go to Brooklyn, obviously a lot of people were crazy and stuff like that, but we as basketball players understand that once you get to a certain level and a certain point of your career, you have earned the right to decide what makes you happy and what you want to do, ”Tatum said
« So I was happy for him He wanted to go home and be closer to his family I think everyone should have this opportunity »
Irving, of course, was vilified by Boston fans, who claimed he was a bad influence in the locker room Some even suggested he timed his shoulder injury to avoid a crowd. from the TD Center in November Former Celtic player Kendrick Perkins echoed fans on ESPN He also attacked Irving for a « lack of leadership » in the debate over whether players should join the « bubble » Not a great record there- low, Perk
The Celtics’ failure to advance to the NBA Finals also suggested that Boston fans thought Kemba Walker was better than Irving was flawed
Of course, Nichols’ comment did little to change Celtics fans.Here is a couple that came out right after ESPN reporter revealed the connection
Knew something was wrong with the Tatum 2 games a few years ago, acting like Kyrie not caring about the game Rachel Nichols just said he talked to Kyrie a lot during these playoffs It is not a good sign! Hope it doesn’t hurt us!
World News – US – Nichols: Jayson Tatum asked for advice on leadership from Kyrie Irving
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