Kyrie Irving wasn’t exactly a fan favorite in Boston this past season and even caused some drama within the Celtics team.
Irving signed with the Nets recently as a free agent and is now being defended by his new teammates, one even saying he was “misunderstood” in Boston.
“Kyrie, he’s got a big personality,” Joe Harris told reporters. “I think he’s one of these guys that’s misunderstood. I think the way that he’s construed in the media is probably going to paint him in a light that is not necessarily true.”
Harris played with him from 2014-16 in Cleveland.
“I had a lot of good times with him,” he said. “He’s a lot of fun to be around whether it’s hanging out, playing video games, grabbing a drink, whatever it might be.”
Taurean Prince, who was traded to the Nets recently as well, also backed Irving up.
“He’s a deep thinker, and he thinks things differently than a lot of people, and I think that’s why he is who he is, in my opinion,” he said. “Great person from what I’ve met, very competitive, and very strong-minded.”
Irving signed a four-year, $142 million contract with the Nets.
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Source: GreenStreet Blog