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Kyrie Irving Says He "Failed" As A Leader With The Celtics

(via Sports Illustrated)

(via Sports Illustrated)

Kyrie Irving is an NBA Champion and a 6x All-Star, but most are hesitant to call his latest season with the Celtics anything but a failure. Irving was blamed for a fractured locker-room and broken culture, and their dysfunction was made evident over the course of the season.

He is with the Nets now and recently referred to his time with the Celtics with a heart of blame.

"I didn't take the necessary steps to get counseling or therapy," Irving told reporters during the Nets' media day ahead of the 2019-20 NBA season.

He added: "In terms of being a leader in that environment (in Boston), I failed."

It is true that Kyrie said some questionable things to the media last season. He openly called out his teammates and was distant towards the team during his tenure.

Hopefully, we see a different side of Kyrie this season. As he prepares to lead the Nets in Kevin Durant's absence, it will be up to him to set the tone for the rest of the year.