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In a twist of fate last seen in Cleveland in 2017, Kyrie Irving has reportedly become disengaged and detached from the Boston Celtics.
With Boston having dropped five of six games coming out of the All-Star break, chemistry issues on and off the court for the consensus preseason Eastern Conference favorite starts with Irving, according to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer.
“Sources around the team told me that Irving’s persona has changed, too: He’s become disengaged and detached from those around the team,” O’Connor wrote.
“There is talk that Irving’s friendships on the team start and end with (Jayson) Tatum, with whom he shares an agent. Two sources peg Irving’s change in demeanor to early February, around the time he was asked about the possibility of joining the New York Knicks next season. That’s when Irving infamously said he’d make the best decision for his family and that he didn’t ‘owe anybody s***.'”
Irving forced his much-publicized departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the summer of 2017, reportedly for wanting to escape the gargantuan shadow cast by then-teammate LeBron James.
He was traded by Cleveland to Boston on Aug. 22, 2017.