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Re: Irving not at games is disappointing
« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2018, 02:09:11 PM »

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Fans might have this idea in their mind that a player is supposed to do this or that, but it doesn't matter what fans think.  Literally, the only opinions that matter are those of his coaches and teammates.

Re: Irving not at games is disappointing
« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2018, 05:22:48 PM »

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Kyrie Irving's absence from games is an insult to the team. Lots of people on here continue to make excuses and give reasons why it is OK. When I read about yet another of his "group text messages" before home game vs Bucks and then our players praising this example of "great leadership" because it helped the young guys know what to expect, I thought how ridiculous and inexcusable that was and what an insult to the team and the Celtics organization that it represented. My opinion.

Marcus Smart cares so much that he travels with the team to Milwaukee to sit on the bench and support his teammates, even though he has no chance to play in Games 3 & 4. Yet Irving can't even make it to the Garden for Game 2 - though I suppose his grand gesture of sitting on the bench for the 1st half of Game 1 was supposed to impress everyone.

Yes, I know Garnett would watch from the locker room, same with Shaq, maybe Bird did sometimes, but they were right there at the game and with their teammates before they took the floor, at halftime and as they came off the floor. Garnett was always on the bench for playoff games, especially in '09 when he couldn't play because of his injury.

I worried about Kyrie Irving's mentality and dedication to his team from Day 1. He hasn't done much to ease my concerns ........................... on another note, I have yet to see the guy fight over the top of a screen all season. As Charlie Scott would say, "Act like a Celtic" !!!!


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The Player has a knee injury. Are you a doctor ? Maybe he isn't medically cleared to travel. Maybe he has had a setback cannot travel.

Get a Clue!

Re: Irving not at games is disappointing
« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2018, 05:29:45 PM »

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How I would prefer Kyrie spend his time during Celtics playoff games in order:

1.  At home resting his knee
2.  At the game in a suite
3.  With the media talking about the Brinks Truck the Celts better have ready in 2019
4.  On the bench


Re: Irving not at games is disappointing
« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2018, 05:37:51 PM »

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He just had knee surgery to clear an infection in his knee. Airports and airplanes are full of infectious agents, and traveling is tiring. No need to risk his recovery just to sit on the bench and watch. He can be just as supportive from home via text, twitter, Skype, etc.

Re: Irving not at games is disappointing
« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2018, 07:08:01 PM »

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He just had knee surgery to clear an infection in his knee. Airports and airplanes are full of infectious agents, and traveling is tiring. No need to risk his recovery just to sit on the bench and watch. He can be just as supportive from home via text, twitter, Skype, etc.

Yeah, those TSA agents are pretty dirty. I don't trust them at all.

Re: Irving not at games is disappointing
« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2018, 07:26:19 PM »

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He just had knee surgery to clear an infection in his knee. Airports and airplanes are full of infectious agents, and traveling is tiring. No need to risk his recovery just to sit on the bench and watch. He can be just as supportive from home via text, twitter, Skype, etc.

Yeah, those TSA agents are pretty dirty. I don't trust them at all.

LOL...Yep! They love to touch everyone too much!

Re: Irving not at games is disappointing
« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2018, 07:38:00 PM »

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He just had knee surgery to clear an infection in his knee. Airports and airplanes are full of infectious agents, and traveling is tiring. No need to risk his recovery just to sit on the bench and watch. He can be just as supportive from home via text, twitter, Skype, etc.

Yeah, those TSA agents are pretty dirty. I don't trust them at all.

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Re: Irving not at games is disappointing
« Reply #37 on: Yesterday at 12:31:04 AM »

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None of us know what Kyrie's current condition is, or what he may or may not have been doing to help the team in the background. Let's not pre-judge.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Nelson Mandela

Re: Irving not at games is disappointing
« Reply #38 on: Today at 08:54:51 PM »

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Has Gordon Hayward been on the bench during the playoffs?

Hayward is out of town doing specific rehab for his injury.

Not sure if those who excuse Irving are younger fans who have a different set of values than what I have - and what Celtics through franchise history have had - but the team comes first and he is supposed to be the main leader of this team. That is why he said he wanted to leave Cleveland, so he could be "The Man" leading his own team. He ain't leading.

My so-called "Bias" that someone mentioned is based on specific observed behavior during this season, not because I had some opinion about the guy's personality while he was in Cleveland.

Okay. I'm 40. So is my wife, who happens to be a PT. So we'll put that young fan BS right out the door with this.

This close to surgery, the knee could swell during flight. They could put it in a cryocuff. But why risk it and delay rehab just to be at a couple games.

Smart didn't go to away games right after surgery because of the same reason, but wheres the hate on that?

This is about the long game right now. We aren't winning anything. And there is only so much cheering Irving can do at this point to help from the bench. So why risk delays in healing when he can't help much. Let the kids figure it out, take the training wheels off, and let the go. It will help next year big time. Look at Brown this playoff to last play off. Night and Day. Hopefully he comes to play after that bad game 3, that will be a big test, and a good one.

Nothing to see here, Irvings been a good Celtic so far, no reason to call him out for doing the right thing for his body.

I clearly referenced Home games in my original comment. Away games I understand.

Re: Irving not at games is disappointing
« Reply #39 on: Today at 08:58:14 PM »

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Has Gordon Hayward been on the bench during the playoffs?

Hayward is out of town doing specific rehab for his injury.

Not sure if those who excuse Irving are younger fans who have a different set of values than what I have - and what Celtics through franchise history have had - but the team comes first and he is supposed to be the main leader of this team. That is why he said he wanted to leave Cleveland, so he could be "The Man" leading his own team. He ain't leading.

My so-called "Bias" that someone mentioned is based on specific observed behavior during this season, not because I had some opinion about the guy's personality while he was in Cleveland.

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Where did you get that video of me ??

Re: Irving not at games is disappointing
« Reply #40 on: Today at 09:08:39 PM »

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Re: Irving not at games is disappointing
« Reply #41 on: Today at 09:10:02 PM »

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Re: Irving not at games is disappointing
« Reply #42 on: Today at 09:37:53 PM »

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Has Gordon Hayward been on the bench during the playoffs?

Hayward is out of town doing specific rehab for his injury.

Not sure if those who excuse Irving are younger fans who have a different set of values than what I have - and what Celtics through franchise history have had - but the team comes first and he is supposed to be the main leader of this team. That is why he said he wanted to leave Cleveland, so he could be "The Man" leading his own team. He ain't leading.

My so-called "Bias" that someone mentioned is based on specific observed behavior during this season, not because I had some opinion about the guy's personality while he was in Cleveland.

Okay. I'm 40. So is my wife, who happens to be a PT. So we'll put that young fan BS right out the door with this.

This close to surgery, the knee could swell during flight. They could put it in a cryocuff. But why risk it and delay rehab just to be at a couple games.

Smart didn't go to away games right after surgery because of the same reason, but wheres the hate on that?

This is about the long game right now. We aren't winning anything. And there is only so much cheering Irving can do at this point to help from the bench. So why risk delays in healing when he can't help much. Let the kids figure it out, take the training wheels off, and let the go. It will help next year big time. Look at Brown this playoff to last play off. Night and Day. Hopefully he comes to play after that bad game 3, that will be a big test, and a good one.

Nothing to see here, Irvings been a good Celtic so far, no reason to call him out for doing the right thing for his body.

I clearly referenced Home games in my original comment. Away games I understand.

But he's been at home games....

Re: Irving not at games is disappointing
« Reply #43 on: Today at 10:33:21 PM »

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So much pettiness. Kyrie doesn't owe you anything. You people are too quick to judge without knowing anything, at all, about their circumstances. His teammates are okay with it, his coach, his GM. I for one, prefer the injured players to be at home, or somewhere resting or rehabbing. You mention you've been rebutted tons of times, yet you still come here with the same whining. No one owes you an explanation, and you've continuously shown your bias. We do not need the same thing over and over again.

I disagree with this take..if Kyrie does not owe the fans anything then who does he owe? Who pays his salary? I am surprised he is not at games..he should be since he is drawing a salary to be at work. If he is not there, the team should give the fans an explanation. Fans need to organize and demand respect for their support of these teams.

Not you for sure! What an entitled FAN. He is injured. Do you claim to have inside knowledge on how his rehab is going? Do you know how he is feeling? You don't!

You are not the one paying them, you are paying the Celtics organization to give you a good product. How to get that product is up to them, not up to you! If you don't believe in what they are doing, there are dozens of other teams you can choose from.

You are just like that because it is not your mind and body.

Re: Irving not at games is disappointing
« Reply #44 on: Today at 10:58:04 PM »

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So much pettiness. Kyrie doesn't owe you anything. You people are too quick to judge without knowing anything, at all, about their circumstances. His teammates are okay with it, his coach, his GM. I for one, prefer the injured players to be at home, or somewhere resting or rehabbing. You mention you've been rebutted tons of times, yet you still come here with the same whining. No one owes you an explanation, and you've continuously shown your bias. We do not need the same thing over and over again.

I disagree with this take..if Kyrie does not owe the fans anything then who does he owe? Who pays his salary? I am surprised he is not at games..he should be since he is drawing a salary to be at work. If he is not there, the team should give the fans an explanation. Fans need to organize and demand respect for their support of these teams.

I don't know what travel restrictions there are medically, so that aside, I agree with you and the OP.  He owes it to his team to be present and supportive.  After all, they're the ones covering his ass on the defensive end.
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