Kyrie Irving. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Celtics are struggling—losses in 5 of 6 entering tonight's game in Golden State against the two-time defending champs—and All-Star Kyrie Irving basically gave the media the silent treatment after getting blown out by the Rockets Sunday.
Yesterday, Irving decided to share his feelings.
"You know, I didn't really come into this game to be cameras in my face, be famous, be a celebrity, whatever embodies that, so it's a little hard for me," Irving said. "I wanted those things when I was younger, but now at this point in my career, I just want to play basketball at a very, very high level."
That led many to reference Irving's movie "Uncle Drew."
Irving admitted he's frustrated.
"I get tired of all this stuff, just like everybody else," he said. "It's a constant battle, because media's just gotten outrageous, seeing somebody question like, LeBron's body of work, my body of work, KD's body of work, and the team's success falls on the best player."
And, fair or unfair, Irving said he doesn't appreciate people questioning his motivations to win.
WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports