Kyrie Irving has always had a tumultuous relationship with the press. Simply put, Irving is uninterested in the media, and they are uninterested in him. Irving has repeatedly referred to the media as “puppets” or “pawns,” which hasn’t gone down well with the media establishment. It seems he flamed the media in a recent Twitter rant.
After all, Irving has given the media plenty of fodder over the last three years, and that hasn’t changed despite being swept by the Boston Celtics. Today, Irving seemed particularly irritated by the media, as he went on a mini-rant on Twitter. As you can see in the video below, Irving invoked the “puppets” motif once more, all while claiming that media outlets have made billions of dollars off his name.
When I see my name or my brothers/sisters names getting spun through the media, I refer to all my research about who they are. Their job is to CONTROL PUBLIC PERCEPTION, all while profiting off discussing, discrediting, and disrespecting people’s lives for entertainment. I send shots at the puppet masters, not the puppets. All puppets do is run around society, trying to gain popularity and state opinions. What a life! My name is worth billions to these media corporations. My brothers and sisters who deal with this know exactly what I mean.
Kyrie Irving is one of the best point guards in the world, but he didn’t show it this week as the Brooklyn Nets were eliminated from the NBA playoffs by the Boston Celtics. Outside of Game 1, Irving was simply awful, and many pundits were perplexed by his poor performance. He appeared unmotivated at times, and it was shocking to see how far he had sunk.
This is another of those rants that will almost certainly not be well received by the media establishment. Kyrie, on the other hand, marches to the beat of his own drum, and that isn’t going to change anytime soon. Check out his Twitter rant below.
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