Following their latest loss, the Dallas Mavericks are out of play-in contention and could miss the playoffs entirely.
Their defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night was painful for many reasons and left fans hanging their heads low.
Even Kyrie Irving seems downtrodden by how things are going for his team.
The Mavs are currently one game out of the final play-in spot. pic.twitter.com/sWaiBwTt1W
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 30, 2023
Irving’s statement set off a chorus of responses online, and most of them were negative against the star.
Some fans were pleading with the Mavericks to figure out their problems and get back on track.
“They gotta get it together! Too much talent on the Mavs to not make the playoffs,” one fan said.
They gotta get it together! Too much talent on the Mavs to not make the playoffs.
— ᴀᴅᴍʙᴇᴀᴛᴢ.ᴄᴏᴍ (@ADMBEATZ) March 30, 2023
A lot of Twitter users piled on Irving after this latest loss.
“Kyrie is overrated. Great player to WATCH. Does not equal to WINNING. Unless he has Lebron,” one user said.
Kyrie is overrated. Great player to WATCH. Does not equal to WINNING. Unless he has Lebron.
— Brady B. (@b_west05) March 30, 2023
Other people pointed the finger directly at Irving, who has been called out for disrupting team chemistry in the past.
Kyrie rn pic.twitter.com/cOspRSSFeO
— Teddy (@grandadteddy) March 30, 2023
Some people went so far as to say that situations like this pop up again and again no matter where Irving is playing.
“It’s every team since leaving the Cavs,” one person said about team difficulties around Irving.
How can he be so talented but so much of a disaster too? It's every team since leaving the Cavs.
— R (@Hoju8889) March 30, 2023
At this point, it’s clear that both fans and players on the team are not happy with how things are going for the Mavericks.
There is not much time for Dallas to get it together and give fans faith again.
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