Kyrie Irving felt insulted by the Nets
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Kyrie Irving obviously didn't like his time with the Brooklyn Nets.
On Tuesday, the star player gave his thoughts after being traded to the Dallas Mavericks. He moved on to Texas training on Sunday.
“I know I want to be in a place where I'm celebrated and not just tolerated, where I don't have to deal with ways and where I don't I feel disrespected,” Irving said at a press conference.
“There were times during my time in Brooklyn where I felt like I was really disrespected. I work extremely hard. No one has ever criticized my work ethic. Everyone talks about what I do off the pitch. I want to change the narrative and write my own story.”
Irving joined the Nets in 2019 as a free agent. His journey with the team of his childhood was marked by some controversy. In 2021-2022, he only participated in 29 games of his own, due to his refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19. It was impossible for unvaccinated athletes to play in New York City. Irving also missed eight games in November after he shared a link to a movie that included anti-Semitic material.
The 30-year-old appears to regret choosing to join the Nets.
“I wish I had taken the time to get to know the people who are in the organization. When things change, when there is no more transparency and honesty from the staff, I don't think it's possible to be comfortable and confident in this guy. environment,” raised the first pick in the 2011 draft.