MILWAUKEE -- The conversations between Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant became the talk of All-Star weekend.
It went into overdrive following a video of them having a conversation in a hallway which led to some alluding to them discussing at that time their pending free agency and potentially joining forces to play for the New York Knicks.
Following Boston's practice on Wednesday, Irving was initially asked about whether that conversation between him and Durant, one of his best friends, made him angry as far as how it took on a life of its own.
“I disconnect,” Irving said. “Anybody’s stories, social media … I just don’t care for it. It ruins locker rooms. It ruins confidence in people, a fictitious way of feeling validated in the world. So, It really doesn’t matter to me.”
He was then asked if he wanted to cool off such talk which has become fodder for many sports talk radio shows as well as a topic of conversation among fans with a heavy presence on the internet.
“Is the internet real for you in your life?” Irving asked one reporter. “It’s my life, right? It’s two people talking, having a conversation. If it’s the real world, would it be anybody else’s business? It’s a video of someone assuming what we’re talking about, right? Making an opinion about it. So why would I care? Why does that have an impact on my life? Why are you asking me those type of questions? About cooling it off? For what? I don’t get it.”
Irving added, “what I do with my life is my business. It’s none of yours, none of anybody’s business. So it’s a video of me and one of my best friends talking. And then it turns out to be a dissection of free agency meeting? You get that? Do you get that? And I’m asked questions about it? That’s what disconnects me from all this. I have no connection to all that. Over a video? Every wants to hear athletes talk about (bleep) like this. A video though? To pour water on it? It makes no sense.”
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