Kyrie Irving After Celtics Loss: 'Winning's Hard. Team Environments Are Hard'

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 25, 2019

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving reacts after a referee call while facing the Charlotte Hornets in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)
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Another loss for the Boston Celtics has Kyrie Irving realizing that the NBA is not easy.

The point guard discussed his problems after Sunday's 115-96 loss to the San Antonio Spurs (warning: NSFW language):

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Kyrie Irving: “Winning’s hard. Team environments are hard. It’s not as simple as listening to everybody else speak about what’s going on with the team. It’s hard being a professional athlete, being in a team environment and wanting to accomplish something very great.” https://t.co/qNlmFPBvI7

Irving had 12 assists but also finished 5-of-17 from the field in the loss, which was the team's fourth defeat in a row. The squad is now 43-31 on the year, good for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

Although the Celtics are still likely headed to the playoffs, it has been a disappointing year for a team that was a heavy favorite to win the East.

Meanwhile, Irving has had problems with the media all year long and seems to once again be having a problem with outside input.