Kyrie Irving has been at the center of controversy all season. Irving missed months of basketball due to his refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Kyrie was eventually allowed by the Brooklyn Nets to play in away games where vaccine requirements were not in place. The strange arrangement has generally worked out well for the team.

The last couple of weeks have not been as good to Kyrie Irving and the Nets as the season’s promising start. Brooklyn is currently in the middle of a six-game losing streak. Without Kevin Durant, the Nets are quickly falling from the top of the Eastern Conference standings.

After the Nets latest loss against a shorthanded Sacramento Kings squad, Kyrie Irving took to the mic to give his thoughts on why the team keeps struggling. Irving said other teams were making simple adjustments. Kyrie said the Nets’ opponents are playing a playoff brand of basketball and it’s throwing his team off.

Kyrie complained that other teams are playing “playoff-adjustment basketball.” In other words, they are strategizing a little harder and playing with more intensity. One would think that a professional basketball team could also make similar adjustments.

If Kyrie and the Nets don’t start adjusting their game, they might get a chance to in the playoffs. It’s not time for panic mode just yet. That doesn’t mean the lengthy losing streak isn’t cause for concern.

Kyrie Irving thinks Brooklyn keeps losing because other teams are making adjustments. Nets fans are likely furious with that take. We’ll see if the team can step up their game and get back on track with some “playoff-adjusted basketball” of their own.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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