Kyrie is an excellent player. He's faced with the challenge of adjusting to a new system while simultaneously establishing himself as a leader and NBA superstar. Let's relax, cut him some slack, and enjoy the ride. Sheesh, people.
Noe that is the spirit!
I'm sincerely trying to buy into this perspective. As soon as I'm 51% of the way there, I'll have to make a formal apology for how obnoxious I've been.
Haha you know no apology is needed. Can't doubt your fanhood, even if you hate Kyrie.
Just tough for a homer like this guy to see you doubt a fellow C so much.
Just like when people doubted IT after he first arrived.
I personally found many of your Kyrie takes annoying, but I always knew they came from the right place.
Thanks, I appreciate your input. You've got a way with words, too -- I think I'm insulted, flattered, and confused that I like it...
I'll always love the Celtics. I just learned to dislike Kyrie from his early days at Duke, and he become public enemy #2 during LBJ's reign in CLE. As an emotionally invested fan, it's going to take some getting used to. But I'm glad to have had this outlet to whine.
My all time favorite college ball player is Tyler H. Gerald Henderson is somebody I wish nothing but ill upon, to this day.
I know what you are saying. My brother always loved IT, going back to Washington, and I always told him he was a good scorer, but just couldn't hang in the other areas of the game. He isn't a C's fan, so as he got traded to the C's and IT's legend grew, I caught more and more hell, because I doubted him; until that 42 point game against the Hawks in his second season here.
At that point, I realized I was way wrong, and hadn't given him a fair chance. From that point on, I realized just how good IT was and will never forget those 2 and a half seasons.
But Kyrie is two years younger, and frankly is more highly regarded by nearly everyone in the basketball community. He is incredible. He has had some truly incredible games in his career, in the regular season, playoffs, and USA ball. If he is willing to commit to the system, like Isaiah did, the sky is the limit for both this team, and Kyrie.
I love Hayward, but I truly believe Kyrie was the real get of this off season.
I only wrote the novel, because I feel like I have to defend my love of a duke basketball player. (The blow of the getting Tatum is only softened by winning it all last year.)