Former Cavaliers, Celtics, Nets, and current Mavericks All-Star guard Kyrie Irving caused more reaction last night after a live recording on twitch. New York Basketball shared a video of part of his stream.
“You see me for 3 hours & you think you know who I am. You see a few posts…’What's Kai gonna do this summer? Does Kai like Dallas? What happened in Brooklyn? What happened in Boston? What happened in Cleveland? Why did you leave LeBron? Why did you leave pic.twitter.com/rpn0gzNzTj… https://t.co/x7Hs3oj3Uo
— New York Basketball (@NBA_NewYork) March 9, 2023
Irving joined the Mavericks via trade on Feb 6. The Mavs acquired the eight-time All-Star along with forward Markieff Morris for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, a 2029 first-round pick, and two future second-round picks.
Since joining the NBA for the 2011-2012 season as a first-round draft pick of the Cavaliers, Irving has been one of the most talented players in the NBA. His career scoring average of 23.4 points, 5.7 assists, and 88.5% free throw percentage are among the best in the NBA. In addition, he hit arguably the biggest basket in Cavs history to defeat the Warriors in Game 7 of the 2016 Finals.
It’s the off-the-court and other things that have happened that make his story more than his NBA accomplishments. The clip above is just one of a number of those shared on social media. Mavs fans likely wish he would just focus on the game and not the off-the-court content.
Dallas is just 5-6 since Irving joined the team. They are currently eighth in the Western Conference standings and doing their best to hold off the hard-charging Lakers.