Kyrie Irving made a controversial comment to the media this past week, but Steve Nash has come to his defense.
Irving skipped his media session this week. Why? He didn’t want to spend his time with “pawns,” as he explained in his cryptic statement.
“I do not talk to pawns. My attention is worth more,” Kyrie said in a social media post.
Kyrie Irving posted this after being fined by the NBA for refusing to talk to the media this week pic.twitter.com/3eccQxsDwY
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 11, 2020
Kyrie didn’t even mind receiving a $25,000 fine from the NBA for his actions (skipping the media session). The NBA star has definitely made a new enemy in the media.
Nets head coach Steve Nash clearly doesn’t mind what Kyrie had to say this week, though. Nash clarified that he’s had no problems with the star guard so far.
“While he may not be in your guys’ good books right now, he’s good in my good books,” Nash said of Kyrie this week.
‘While he may not be in your guys’ good books right now, he’s in my good books.’ Steve Nash says when asked if he’s talked to Kyrie Irving about calling the media ‘pawns’ and declining to speak https://t.co/fLDxGIkZET
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) December 12, 2020
It’s hard to believe Steve Nash would’ve actually publicly called out Kyrie Irving for his actions. Doing so would create a whole lot of unnecessary drama. But at some point, Nash has to take control of the situation.
Kyrie took things too far this week, demeaning media members and ignoring his media responsibilities. He may want to rethink his whole strategy in coming weeks.
Despite off-court actions, the Nets are going to be must-watch television this season.
Kyrie returns, as does Kevin Durant, for the star-powered Brooklyn Nets.