Kyrie Irving is aware that he mishandled his relationship with the media: “The way I’ve handled things, it hasn’t been perfect”

Kyrie Irving is aware that he mishandled his relationship with the media: “The way I’ve handled things, it hasn’t been perfect”

Kyrie Irving had a turbulent season so far with the Boston Celtics and things haven’t been at the same level as they were last season. The Celtics lost many games that they were supposed to win and the main issue was the chemistry that was obviously missing for the majority of games this season.

A lot of the problems related to Celtics chemistry was surrounding Kyrie Irving who was in conflict with the media and some of his teammates. This has lead to a lot of disturbance within the team which reflect on their performance on the floor.

In a recent interview with Yahoo Sports, Irving opened up on the whole topic and said he regrets most of the things he said recently and how it was a part of a growing up process he is going through.

“The way I’ve handled things, it hasn’t been perfect. I’ve made a lot of mistakes that I take full responsibility for. I apologize. I haven’t done it perfectly. I haven’t said the right things all the time. I don’t want to sit on a place like I’m on a pedestal from anybody. I’m a normal human being that makes mistakes. For me, I think because of how fixated I was on trying to prove other people wrong, I got into a lot of habits that were bad, like reading stuff and reacting emotionally. That’s just not who I am.

“Being one of the top guys in the league, this all comes with it. It’s a responsibility that I have to make sure that I know who I’m doing this for and know why I’m doing this. It’s for the players that are coming behind me who will be in this league and setting an example for them on how to handle things and how to evolve within your career.”