Quantcast


Put yourself in the NBA of today - and I do mean today, February 1, 2019. Kyrie Irving was asked by media folks about signing with the Celtics this summer, and his brisk response was "Ask me July 1st!" Definitely a prickly answer, but an appropriate one. Kyrie has no idea how the League landscape will look over the next several months. It is changing rapidly.



I see nothing - absolutely nothing - wrong with his response. In his position, I would have done the same - probably in a more brusque manner. Irving doesn't know if Danny Ainge will trade him in the next six days - or if some of the teammates Kyrie favors are gonzo after February 7. The summer is unknown territory, and who would verbally commit to it at this point in time. It is ironic that the usual loyal-to-his-players Red Auerbach was not so much with Ainge - sending him away in a trade that probably shouldn't have happened. Danny has no such loyalty. Why would Irving commit to a July 1st future that is over the horizon and invisible. The answer? He shouldn't!

Follow Tom at @TomLaneHC, @CelticsSentinel and Facebook

Photo via Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images

Tom Lane 2/01/2019 02:56:00 PM Edit
_______________________________________________________________
« Prev Post Next Post »

Recent Posts
_______________________________________________________________________________________

comments powered by Disqus