It’s safe to say at this point that Kyrie Irving has experienced his fair share of controversy throughout the course of a very interesting career. In fact, it might be said that the Brooklyn Nets superstar has experienced more controversy than he should have during his career.
However, Kyrie’s dedication is one thing that you cannot question. Irving has recently been “very engaged,” according to Nets head coach Jacque Vaugh, and his teammates have appeared to benefit from this (via Mark W. Sanchez of the New York Post). Although the seven-time All-Star has made some dubious choices in the past, some more recently than others, Kyrie is always going to be all-in when it comes to his basketball.
There is no disputing that Irving’s contribution to the Nets’ recent winning streak is crucial. This club has now won eight of its last nine games and four in a row. Kyrie has demonstrated leadership throughout this run. The 30-year-old has proven his dedication to winning at all costs by hustling hard and diving for lost balls.
After Monday’s victory over the Washington Wizards, Irving said that Jacque’s made it abundantly plain that if you aren’t playing with intensity, you will be told about it. On the bench, we have players who are prepared to take on such responsibilities. It encourages you to make the most of your time outdoors.
This team has undoubtedly been impacted by Jacque Vaugh, and Kyrie has undoubtedly embraced his coach’s ideology. Right now, it appears like everything is going smoothly for the Nets, and as long as there is continued harmony inside and around the team, the sky is the limit for them.