Kyrie Irving is realizing his ‘difficult’ relationship with the media

Kyrie Irving is no media sweetheart. In fact, the Brooklyn Nets star’s rather unsavory relationship with the press has been well documented.

On a recent show on HBO The shop: uninterrupted, Kyrie has gotten brutally honest about how he treats the media. It’s an inescapable reality for superstars like him, and Irving is well aware of it (h/t Clutch points on Twitter):

“Handling this for me is sometimes difficult, I’ll be honest,” he said. “But there are times when the light shines through the truth and you have to spread it. And I do my best to be available and extend this warm invitation to all walks of life.

Irving did himself a disservice by keeping a low profile, given all the drama he got himself into, intentionally or not.

Last season, Kyrie was embroiled in a full-fledged saga over his refusal to get a COVID-19 shot. The Nets ended up exiling him from the team before finally letting him back a few months later.

Let’s also not forget Kyrie’s relationship with the fanbase of one of his former teams, the Boston Celtics. He pretty much made sure he was public enemy No. 1 in town when he allegedly stomped on the Celtics logo in TD Garden. This incident has caused a lot of hatred towards the enigmatic All-Star, and Boston fans make sure to give him a not-so-warm welcome whenever he visits the city.

Needless to say, Kyrie Irving is unlike any other individual in the NBA. Whether he likes it or not, he simply screams attention. It’s good to hear he’s trying to see it all in a more positive light.

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