Short-and-sweet interpretation of Kyrie Irving's "Ask me July 1st"
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.
Kyrie Irving is putting off decisions on his future until this summer.— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 1, 2019
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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!
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