The curious case of the Boston Celtics this season continues to leave more questions about if this side is a championship contender or not.
This week, the Celtics blew an 18-point lead to the Charlotte Hornets as Kemba Walkers destroyed the C’s in the final quarter with 18 points.
The loss is an incredibly disappointing itself but the real news to come from the match was what happened after the game when Kyrie Irving spoke after the game about Celtics coach Brad Stevens. Kyrie’s comments seem to question Stevens and the coaching staff about the loss.
When Kyrie was asked post-game about Kemba Walker, he replied by saying:
“It’s one on one … down the stretch you try to come in and help as much as possible. We should have probably trapped him a little more like every other team does.”
Although many believe there was nothing in it, reporter Jeff Goodman who follows the Celtics closely went to Twitter that night to tweet this:
What makes this more interesting is the fact that nobody is sure on where Kyrie Irving will be playing next season. Although Celtics fans will be hoping he stays Boston with the possible entrance of Anthony Davis, Kyrie has not committed to the franchise at all yet.
Many speculate that Irving could be on his way out of Boston and to a possible destination such as the New York Knicks.
Four losses in a row for Boston has the team currently sitting 5th in the Eastern Conference, although many believe the team can go on to make the NBA Finals, sitting outside the Top 4 won’t do them any favors. If the season was to end today, the Celtics would have to face the Pacers on their home court for Game 1.
The next month will be make or break for the Celtics, not only for their championship hopes but also their chances of re-signing Irving next season.