Kyrie Irving is once again at the center of a huge controversy, as he's advocating for players to boycott the NBA season and just skip the Orlando bubble to support the Black Lives Matter protests.
Notably, there have been plenty of players siding with Irving on this matter, as they think they're not going to help the cause by creating a distraction in this context.
However, Matt Barnes called Kyrie out for 'flipping the script' out of the blue. According to the former NBA Champion, Irving was actually looking forward to going to Orlando and rooting for his teammates before the league told him he couldn't join them due to injury:
“We can’t let this s**t go. LeBron and CP, Kyrie needs to stop bulls****ing, because what I heard was Kyrie wanted to go to Orlando to support his team — they didn’t let him, and then he flipped the script talking about I’ma give up everything… Sitting out without a cause or a purpose defeats the purpose. And then it also divides us. They all gotta get on the same page, open up that communication and understand the moment," Barnes claimed on Instagram Live.
Barnes thinks Kyrie is once again working on his own agenda, and he doesn't think that skipping the rest of the season is going to help NBA players actually contribute to the movement.
“If it’s COVID and you’re putting your family at risk, I get that. But if it is for the movement of the country right now — we have to take charge of this s**t," the veteran concluded.
Truth or not, Kyrie has done it again. Even when he's not playing - and he's nowhere near close to playing - everybody's talking about him and his antics.