Celtics goaltender Kyrie Irving is not a fan of the reaction to a video of him and Golden State Warrior forward Kevin Durant chatting in a corridor at the Spectrum Center during the weekend of the stars. .
"It's a video of me and one of my best friends talking," Irving told reporters in Milwaukee on Wednesday afternoon, following the team's first try after the All-Star break. -Star. "And then it's a dissection of a free agency meeting? Do you have that? Do you understand that? And then I'm asked questions about it? That's what disconnects me from all that.
Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving last night
– Ben Stinar (@BenStinar) February 18, 2019
The viral clip, which was first published by NBA journalist Ben Stinar on Twitter on Monday, shows Irving and Durant conversing during their warm-ups before the Sunday night news. Their words are mostly inaudible, but that did not stop the self-proclamation experts from reading on the lips trying to decipher what was said between them. Later on Monday, a tweet suggesting that Irving was recruiting Durant to team up on the New York Knicks had also fired.
"Kyrie Irving was filmed on video and said," Two slots maximum is time "to Kevin Durant," read the tweet from @bballforeverfb.
Irving said that he was not active on social media – what he termed "fictitious means of feeling validated in the world" – so he did not see the answer to the video. After being questioned several times about the video, he expressed his frustration, calling the situation "things that do not make the league fun".
"It's my life, no?" Said Irving. "It's two people who discuss and discuss. If it was the real world, would it be the business of someone else? This is a video of someone who supposes what we are talking about and who gives his opinion, right? So, why should I worry about it? Why does it affect my life? Why are you asking me these kinds of questions?
The 26-year-old journalist spoke with a journalist, arguing that the goal behind incessant questioning was "for tastes and clicks."
Both Irving and Durant can choose to leave their current teams when free players start on July 1 – and both have already been linked to the Knicks. Irving had announced before the start of the season his intention to sign again with the Celtics, although this decision is certainly subject to change. His kindness to Durant during the All-Star weekend – he was also the only player to stay during Durant's entire Durant MVP – was fueling the fire that both could do. team next season, but Irving did not want to have anything to do with speculation.
"No one is more involved in promoting the league by doing silly things like that," he said. "Put things, like what we're talking about, it's crazy."