Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving are two of the NBA’s finest level guards in current day, however the two have vastly totally different philosophies relating to coping with the media.
Lillard, arguably the league’s finest chief, speaks because the voice of the staff after each recreation. In 2017, Lillard was awarded the Skilled Writers Affiliation’s Magic Johnson Award which honors the participant who finest combines excellence on the basketball courtroom with cooperation and dignity in coping with the media and the general public.
In the meantime, Irving determined to not attend his contractually obligated media availability throughout coaching camp, acquired fined $25,000 by the NBA for breaking his contract, after which known as the media “pawns” in a weird Instagram story.
Saturday, Irving and Nets teammate Kevin Durant went dwell through Instagram and mentioned the upcoming season in Brooklyn.
Through the stream, Lillard commented “Ky bra do your media classes,” as documented by Taylor Rooks on Twitter.
Though maybe it is in the perfect curiosity of Brooklyn that Kyrie does not make himself out there to the media, as he has stated somer distracting issues after video games, similar to publicly quesioning the hassle stage of his Boston teammates in 2019.
Reminder: The Celtics went to the Japanese Convention Finals within the final two postseasons with out Kyrie and misplaced within the 5 video games within the second spherical within the postseason Kyrie did daybreak a Celtics jersey.
Will Kyrie observe Lillard’s recommendation? That is still to be seen.