Marcus Smart said that was not Kyrie Irving’s leadership to “kill” the Boston Celtics.
Per ESPN, “Bulls—. That’s bulls—,” Smart said when asked Thursday if Irving’s leadership skills were behind the Celtics’lack of chemistry. “Not one of us on this team knows what Kyrie has been through. Probably a few amount of people in this world know what Kyrie goes through. It was hard for him as well.
“He was forced into a situation where it was business over the friendships. He had to come into a situation knowing this is a group of guys that had something going before [he came] here. ‘How will I fit in?’He didn’t want to disrupt that. That says a lot. This is Kyrie Irving we’re talking about it, and he’s worried about coming in and disrupting us. We took him in with full arms. We tried to understand. But like I said, we never really understood because we’re not in his shoes. That’s just a bulls— statement to say his leadership skills killed us.”