There was a simple solution here, involving a needle.“I think it was just really heavy emotionally this season,” Irving said “We all felt it. I felt like I was letting the team down at a point where I wasn’t able to play. We were trying to exercise every option for me to play, but I never wanted it to just be about me. And I think it became a distraction at times. And as you see we just had some drastic changes.”
Also, this is delicious
https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/kyrie-irving-says-hell-re-sign-with-nets-and-managing-this-franchise-is-now-apparently-part-of-his-job-too/Irving is being genuine here, and he's giving what he believes to be a thoughtful answer. He always believes that. That doesn't make listening to him any less exhausting. If you've tuned him out by now, you're not alone. It's not news that star players have at least some kind of voice in their front offices' decision-making processes these days, but for Irving to state it like this, that "managing this franchise" alongside, you know, the actual managers is now a part of his day to day, well, I'd say it's ridiculous, but it's also Kyrie. Ridiculous comes with the territory. And it certainly doesn't seem to be something that will change anytime soon given Irving's comments on agreeing to a new deal with the Nets.