Bob Cousy Targets Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker
It looks like Kyrie Irving will stick with the Boston Celtics for a long time after being transferred to this team in the summer of 2017. But things quickly turned sour between Irving and the organization. And when he became a free agent in 2019, he didn’t hesitate to leave and join the Brooklyn Nets. In an interview last September with Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson by Bally Sports Network, author Matt Sullivan says that Irving began to question whether he wanted to stay in Boston long-term due to the Celtics fans’ long history of racism.
“My report shows in the book that as early as the 2017-18 season, he was thinking about the ‘racist past’ of Boston fans and whether that was the kind of city he wanted to live in. whether he wants representation or not,” said Sullivan. “You fast-forward to this current season, where he basically says without reason, ‘I hope there isn’t any subtle racism in Boston…” and they throw bottles at him. [in Boston] and fans in Philly are pouring popcorn for Russ Westbrook. ”
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Bob Cousy Takes Brutal Shot at Nets Star Kyrie Irving
Irving moved in from the Celtics over two years ago. But his departure still left a sour aftertaste in the mouths of some around the organization. Celtics legend Bob Cousy was not lenient with Irving when he mentioned him in a recent interview.
“I hate to bring it back to a protected point but… you don’t have that control. When we lead 6-8 points, that’s when I will finish. I just don’t allow us to lose the lead,” Cousy said of the Celtics’ recent struggles against Dan Shaughnessy of “Boston Globe.” according to CBS Sports.
“They have one in Kyrie [Irving], but he is a top case. They likely have one in Kemba [Walker], although Kemba is more of a shooting guard than a point guard. You need an entry point guard at the point where it’s a threat and then he moves on [Jayson] Tatums and [Jaylen] Brown. ”
Steve Nash plays the sound on Nets Defensive Struggles
The Nets have been having a hard time defending the ball lately. In their final game against the defending champions, the Milwaukee Bucks, they let another team pass the 60-point mark in one half.
The Nets, despite all the turmoil they’ve faced so far this season, still have championship hopes. They will have to adjust their defensive play plan if they want to be strong contenders for the title.
“I think there are a few common themes,” Nash said of the Nets’ defensive struggles per NetsDaily. “I don’t think we are getting into the ball, we are not fighting enough to start the game, we are not clean enough in our communication at ball level. Not enough presence. I think we could also do better in a more organized, transitional process. ”
While Brooklyn remains in the top 10 for defensive ratings in the NBA, they have shed some light on defense over the past few games.
The Nets at one point took a solid lead for the top spot in the Eastern Conference and quickly found themselves in a dogfight for 2nd place with the Bucks. While the season is still nascent, they will need to quickly fix their defensive problems in order to be able to claim the seed for the playoffs.
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