The Boston Celtics are struggling right now as the team has dropped 4 of their last 6 games. The C’s lost on Saturday to the Bulls 126-116, a team that holds the 13th place in the east and one of the worst records in the NBA.
Irving seemed not to be bothered by the situation. “We’ll be fine,” he responded when asked if he’s worried about the Celtics dropping 3 losses to the worst teams in the NBA.
It may be a good thing for the team, Kyrie is looking forward to towards the future.
“Trying to get to the playoffs, so that’s where the fun begins,” he says.“Because I’m here [we ’ll be fine].” Irving said during the conference."I don't get frustrated about this stuff anymore," Irving added. "It's just part of the regular season. In the playoffs, when you can plan for a team, prepare for a team, I still don't see anybody beating us in seven games."
It’s a great leadership move by the former NBA champion.
It’s always interesting when great teams lose to lottery teams, but the Celtics have dropped 3 such games this year. The question begs to be asked whether there is an issue with the team, but Kyrie clearly thinks there isn’t, stating “It’s the NBA”.
It is quite a big flop considering the Celtics beat the Bulls by 56 points on Dec. 8, and that the Celtics are a team with championship considerations. In comparison, the Bulls are a team with draft lottery considerations.
Hopefully, this will be a turning point for the struggling Celtics, who have been out of balance since the jaw-dropping loss to the Lakers when Rondo hit a last-second shot to sink the C’s.
The team has high hopes in the postseason, and positioning may play a key part in their playoff run. However, as long as the Celtics stay in the top 4, they shouldn’t have a problem dismantling the 5th or 6th seed in the east.
If the team is going to make it, Kyrie has to step into a leadership role. After all, he is an NBA veteran with a championship ring and multiple All-Stars under his belt. He’s clearly taking that role in his comments.