Nets point guard Kyrie Irving made headlines when he, out of nowhere, decided to come out and say that the team didn’t have enough talent to win a title this season.
It was a bold move, given that Irving has only been with the Nets for a half-season, missing some games due to injury at that.
But for some reason, after the team’s most recent loss to the Sixers on Wednesday night, Irving essentially threw his teammates under the bus, which wasn’t a good look.
He drew a lot of criticism from both local and national media over it, and understandably so. Irving could’ve taken the high road, but instead he fired more shots — this time at his critics.
“It’s not like I’m an [expletive] yelling at everyone in the freaking locker room all the time,” Irving said, via the Washington Post. “You hear all these stories. My name is given to me by my grandfather and I’m very grateful. It’s in a lot of people’s mouths all the time. It is what it is. I’ve earned that respect in terms of how great I am as a player.”
Then he added this, as a message to those who questioned him:
“You’re not in our locker room, stay the f— out.”
Irving just won’t back down.