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Kyrie Criticism Picking Up Steam After Celtics Lose To Bucks

This won’t be a great month for Irving

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NBA: Playoffs-Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics
May 6, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) reacts during the second half in game four of the second round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks at TD Garden. 
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As we said earlier, after the poor season and the un-Celtic like performance against the Milwaukee Bucks, Kyrie Irving is going to see the downside of leadership - people pointing fingers at you when things go wrong.

This time it’s Chad Finn of the Boston Globe who basically rips the former Duke star a new one, going so far as to say this: “Irving was so bad in every way Wednesday, so disinterested-looking, that it should affect his national perception.“

If he’s correct then say goodbye to Uncle Drew. There will be no more movies.

The good news for the Celtics is that if Irving is about to depart Boston for the Knicks or possibly the Nets, they can recover quickly. In fact, it could be addition by subtraction and a fresh start might be best for Irving as well. He’s still in his prime and is a phenomenal talent. Still, it’s going to take some work to scrub this season out of everyone’s collective memory bank.

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