Kyrie Irving. The player Boston fans love to hate, and hate to love.
And he did it to you again Thursday night.
Irving elicited a tidal wave of what-might-have-beens thanks to his 40-point torching of his old team, helping kill any newfound Celtics optimism via a 121-109 Brooklyn victory.
GAME STORY: Poor decisions in crutch time cost the Celtics in their loss to the Nets, despite Marcus Smart’s promising return pic.twitter.com/oZ0z0UUMjy
— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) March 12, 2021
The combination of the Celtics wallowing in mediocrity, Irving’s replacement Kemba Walker scoring only 11 points, and Kyrie pushing aside any off-the-court oddities for another spectacular on-the-court display wasn’t good for Danny Ainge.
Here it comes … 3, 2, 1 … What if the Celtics just made it work with Irving?
Spoiler: It was never going to work, and, let’s be honest, the majority of Celtics followers really had no desire to…
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