Kyrie Irving has only played 10 games for the Brooklyn Nets season due to his part-time status with the team. Despite that, he has largely been a positive for the team on the court and is currently putting up 23.6 PPG, 4.9 RPG, and 4.7 APG while shooting 37.1% from beyond the arc.
Despite his presence on the team now, the Brooklyn Nets have recently lost their 7th straight game. They are now the 6th seed in the Eastern Conference with a 29-23 record.
After the game, Kyrie Irving talked about the "championship habits" that the Brooklyn Nets need to build. He stated that building those habits "takes time", but added that time isn't "always on our side". He also claimed that building those habits is about "staying resilient" and understanding "there's another level to push to" when facing adversity.
Building championship habits takes time. And time is not necessarily always on our side. I don't know what game this is for me, so I'm still just getting used to being in this flow of everything right now, still being in an observant place.
But building championship habits is staying resilient and knowing that there's another level to push to when you're tired and you have all the excuses in the world and you just continue on.
Kyrie Irving has championship experience, having won a ring with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. He definitely knows about what it takes to win, and there's no doubt that he pushed himself to another level after being forced down 3-1 by the Golden State Warriors that year.
The Brooklyn Nets are definitely in a disappointing spot right now. While James Harden has previously claimed that there is no concern among the team about their position, it is fair to say that their positioning currently is subpar. Hopefully, we see them turn things around and start winning, while also moving upwards in the standings.