Kyrie Irving made waves again Wednesday when discussing a video from All-Star Weekend that showed him speaking with fellow 2019 unrestricted free agent Kevin Durant.
A video surfaced over the weekend that appeared to shows the Boston Celtics point guard discussing plans to team up with his “best friend” Durant this summer. But when the 26-year-old was asked about the video following Boston’s practice Wednesday, he didn’t hold back with his response.
A day later, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was asked about the video and Irving’s remarks to reporters on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich” on Thursday.
“I get his perspective and I don’t know much more about it. I don’t really care either; I’m with Kyrie,” Ainge said.
“I don’t really necessarily understand all the questions that led up to Kyrie’s frustration,” he continued. “Obviously, with all of the drama that’s going on, I do think it’s silly that a video becomes a story. I guess you would expect a question like that to come up if there’s a video out there of them talking. I also understand the perspective of the athlete who just is tired of the drama and can’t do anything without people bugging him about it.”
Irving will become an unrestricted free agent when his contract is up July 1. Then we’ll finally be able to determine whether the speculation has any weight, or if it’s just noise.