Just a few months ago, many people thought that Brooklyn could go all the way and win the NBA Finals.
But a series of issues kept presenting themselves and dragged their goals further and further away.
One of those issues was the drama and complications surrounding Irving.
Now that the season is over, Irving is looking back and staying humble.
We didn’t get the result we wanted, but I wanted to congratulate my brothers in that Celtics locker room. They earned the series Win and I wish them well as they advance. Nothing but love competing against them.
— A11Even (@KyrieIrving) April 27, 2022
Taking to Twitter, Irving congratulated his former team, the Boston Celtics, who swept the Nets in the first round of the playoffs.
He said that they “earned the series win and I wish them well as they advance. Nothing but love competing against them.”
While you might not totally believe Irving’s claim that there’s nothing but love for Boston, you have to respect the man for taking the high ground.
The Season Of Irving
There were a lot of storylines surrounding the Nets this year but Irving’s was easily the biggest.
When the season started, Irving’s insistence on not getting the COVID-19 vaccine sidelined him for every game.
Later in the year, the team decided he could play in away games, which helped them out a bit.
Finally, New York City changed its vaccine rules and invited Irving to participate in all games.
However, the damage had been done at that point and the Nets were struggling.
A series of injuries – including a huge one to Kevin Durant – only sank their chances more.
Through it all, Irving has remained steadfast in his decisions, even to the point of being combative with the press and critics.
Now that the season is done, Irving obviously has a lot of time to reflect and look back on the season that was…and could have been.