Brooklyn, New York –
Kyrie Irving addressed the media today and answered questions about the team’s growth. In a comment, Irving asked haters to “stay the f*** out of” their locker room.
Kyrie Irving with STRONG words at practice:
"It's not like I'm an ass—- yelling at everybody in the freaking locker room all the time … If it's harsh as a leader or it's too much for anybody, you're not in our locker room—stay the f— out." pic.twitter.com/peVcXQgsun
— SNY (@SNYtv) January 17, 2020
This week, Irving listed players that he’d like to continue to build the team around. Some criticized Irving for the comments fearing that it would push some of the players away. After thinking on his choices, Irving reached out to his teammates to make sure “nothing was taken out of context”.
“The most important thing is making sure these guys –the have the belief in themselves and I continue to reiterate that confidence we have as a team. It is going to come down to that in order to be at a championship level to compete against the west, we need more. It is what it is,” he continued.
The Nets are 18-22 after losing to Philadelphia in front of a sold out crowd. They’re currently sitting at 8th place in the East, can they turn things around?