With NBA free agency set to begin a week from tonight, more troubling details are starting to emerge from Kyrie Irving’s time with the Boston Celtics.
At this point, it would be shocking if the All-Star point guard decided to re-sign with the Celtics.
ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan reported this weekend that Irving simply did not like living in Boston and had issues with several people inside the organization.
“Kyrie Irving didn’t like Boston,” MacMullan said on the latest Hoop Collective podcast. “I’ve been told this by many people. He didn’t like living in Boston. He just didn’t. By the end, he had issues with Brad [Stevens]. By the end, he had issues with Danny [Ainge]. By the end, he had issues with pretty much all of us.”
That’s not what you want to hear if you’re still holding out hope for an Irving re-signing in Boston.
There are plenty of frustrated Celtics fans who are not holding out hope, though, and seem to be ready to move on.
Irving also reportedly had issues with some of his Celtics teammates, including Jaylen Brown.
The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly the frontrunner to land Irving in free agency, which begins on Sunday night, June 30.