According to an inside source, the Nets are “concerned” with Kyrie Irving’s mood swings, which often involve gaps in communication between him and the rest of the team.
Of course, the reactions were mixed, and Kyrie’s reputation has not been the same since his Boston days.
So what do his teammates now have to say about their star point guard? Nets star DeAndre Jordan seemed to scoff at the thought of Irving being a “bad” teammate.
“Kyrie’s a bad guy,” Jordan said via James Herbert of CBS Sports. “He’s terrible. He’s moody. I don’t like to be around him. He’s horrible in the locker room. He’s a selfish player. I don’t like his haircut. I wear his shoes only because they’re comfortable and because he makes me. Is that good?”
DeAndre isn’t willing to seel his teammate out, and he shouldn’t.
Team chemistry is important to teams looking to enter the playoff picture. For the Nets, their 1-2 start may be discouraging, but Nets fans will have to hold their breath as they wait for things to come together. Jordan and Kyrie will be crucial players down the stretch as the Nets look to compete for a postseason spot in the absence of Kevin Durant.