There are currently a lot of questions about the future of the Dallas Mavericks.
Unless something quickly changes, they will miss the playoffs entirely which would be a major fall from grace for this team that was once considered a Western Conference Finals contender.
The addition of Kyrie Irving in February was supposed to make the team even more explosive and competitive.
Instead, the opposite has been true and they have sunk like a stone.
But Irving doesn’t seem too worried about things and states that his move to the team is all about the long-term future.
According to Mavs_FFL on Twitter, Irving said, “This was for the long term, and this was for something that’s bigger than ourselves.
He added, “We can’t just be a championship team overnight.”
Kyrie on trade to Mavericks:
"This was for the long term, and this was for something that's bigger than ourselves and we can't just be a championship team overnight.”
(via @Mavs_FFL) pic.twitter.com/vmRuarsZbL
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) March 31, 2023
Mavericks fans are now picking apart Irving’s words.
Some people are breathing a sigh of relief after Irving’s comments.
That’s because it suggests that he is invested in sticking around with the team for a long time.
He is only secured with the Mavericks until the summer and, if he wished, he could move onto another team.
There is no doubt that Irving is a talent and although things have gotten off to a rough start, the Mavericks could be better in the future
But how far into the future?
Fans are sure to get impatient if the team still struggles next season.
They won’t be the only ones growing impatient either – Luka Doncic might also be upset and frustrated.
He has made it clear that he is not happy with the direction the team is headed in.
If the front office loses the heart and mind of Doncic, they are in serious trouble.
It is good to hear that Irving believes this team will be something great eventually.
But fans are understandably upset and nervous because they have to wait.NEXT: NBA Insider Makes Bold Prediction About The Mavericks