(via EssentiallySports)

Kyrie Irving has a pretty complicated history with the media. From his flat-earth comments to his most recent words about his head coaching situation in Brooklyn, he might be one of the most misunderstood stars in the modern era.

In order to set the record straight, and change the narrative, Irving has decided to boycott the media, skipping the NBA’s annual “media week” to issue the following statement:

Naturally, the statement itself drew mixed reactions from fans…

Irving’s reputation has taken a huge hit since his exit from Cleveland, and his chats with the media have not played well for him.

This season, his first on the court with Kevin Durant, is starting with a similar level of dramatics. This time, however, his partnership with Kevin Durant could bring major successes on the court.

We’ll see what that does for his legacy.