Have you ever felt like someone who is just misunderstood? You see things differently than anyone else, and sometimes feel like the world is against you because of how you are. If so, you and Dallas Mavericks' star Kyrie Irving likely have something in common.
I don't know if Irving feels that way, but as someone who has watched his career, especially over the last four or five years, it seems like he is very misunderstood. It seems like everyone wants to create a narrative about him, but one that doesn't fall in his favor.
The recent narrative surrounding Iring is that he isn't a great teammate. It's been a narrative for a while now, as in the past, he had put his personal views and the thing he really cared about before his teammates and his team. He has been injured in the past and has been unable to be there for his team. Even ESPN's Tony Kornheiser called Irving "the worst teammate of all time."
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"He's the worst teammate of all time. And I want to stress that, of all time. Because you cannot count on him to go to work. We have seen this for years," Kornheiser said.
Irving left the Cavaliers by way of demanding a trade because he wanted to be the guy on his own team. I can see how all of those things could make Irving look bad and like a bad teammate. However, that narrative is now long gone, as it should be.
Now, Irving is sitting on his Twitch stream, with thousands of people watching, and what is he doing?
He is watching highlights of Luka Doncic.
That's not something a bad teammate would do. In fact, Irving has been nothing but supportive and a good teammate to not only Doncic but his other Mavericks teammates too.
I think it's safe to say the Mavericks won't have that problem with Kyrie Irving.
We'll have you covered with all the latest news and rumors surrounding the Dallas Mavericks and Irving, so stay tuned.