Netease Sports reported on October 2: 网易体育10月2日报道
Netease Sports reported on October 2:
Recently, Irving praised his new teammate Durant while participating in a podcast. Some of his words seemed to be disrespectful to his former teammates, including LeBron. Irving’s remarks immediately attracted attention, and Irving also recorded a video to refute the rumors and hoped that people would not listen to the rumors.
"Why is it always the drama of brother-in-law? Why? If I want to shout to anyone, I will actually say their names. Stop listening to those false narratives. This is just a game, we talk about art, Talking about sports, you can speak freely.” Irving said in the video.
While participating in the podcast, Irving was asked such a question. With 10 seconds left in the game and the team is one point behind, who will make the last shot?
Irwin replied: "It depends on who of us (referring to Durant) feels better that night. Pick-and-rolls or singles are okay. I have always been very confident about this kind of thing. For the team, I’m the best choice for the last shot. And partnering with KD made me feel for the first time that when I look at my teammates, I can be very relieved, because he can do the same with the goals I can make. ."
Irving's expression will obviously make many fans dissatisfied, which will be regarded as disrespect to former teammates, especially Irving has also partnered with LeBron. Immediately, some media statistics show that during the period when Irving was partnering with LeBron, LeBron's hit rate of key shots reached 42%, and correspondingly, Irving was only 36.7%.
Regardless of what Irving thinks in his heart, but this time he personally recorded a video to explain, obviously, Irving hopes that this incident can be calmed down, maybe he really did not intend it.