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Kyrie Irving says the Nets "were humbled" by the Celtics' sweep last season - but what now?

It'll take more than words for Kyrie to convince us that's the case.

Kyrie Irving called last season's Celtics' sweep humbling. Check it out:

Now, Kyrie Irving could have said anything here and it would have been believable. Would you believe any of these headlines:

  • Kyrie Irving called the Celtics lucky to get past the Nets,
  • Kyrie Irving hints that Steve Nash was the cause for the Nets' failure in the 1st round,
  • Kyrie Irving announces retirement from the league.

The point is, Kyrie is not the most believable athlete in the league.

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It doesn’t matter if it’s a Twitch stream with his friends, a message to the media (or the pawns, in his words), or the fans themselves; I don’t buy anything he says. I’m not saying he’s lying in this case, because let's admit it, the Celtics' first-round whooping should have been a reality check. I’m saying it won’t affect his future actions, which is what is applied when people admit an experience humbled them.

Because let's face it, Kyrie should've been humbled by now.

He joins Boston -- utter disaster accumulated with him giving him up on the team midway through a series. If that wasn’t humbling enough -- he joins Brooklyn, they have Kevin Durant, they get James Harden, and in the four years he’s been here, they won one playoff series. Just one. 

Kyrie, in that time, has taken more time off work for no reason, than anybody in sports history. But we should somehow believe he's been humbled after the Celtics' sweep? It'll take more than words for Kyrie to convince us that's the case.

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