On Monday, ESPN’s Malika Andrews reported that Kyrie Irving would miss the next three Nets games against the Trailblazers, Jazz, and Pistons due to a family matter. Irving has been in and out of the Nets’ lineup all season for various reasons. Only playing 31 out of 43 games for the Nets. Receiving consistent criticism from the media. Something that Minnesota Lynx point guard Lexie Brown believes that he is understood.
On Wednesday, Brown was a guest in the WBB WEEKLY room on Clubhouse hosted by Khristina Williams. When NBA Insider Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson asked about Kyrie Irving’s character off the floor.
“[Kyrie] is our favorite misunderstood point guard,” said Brown.
“I feel the way he promotes the women’s game is sometimes overshadowed by how he goes about things that bother him. Sometimes you have to do things your own way. People are going to have to deal with it. He has been the prime example of you do what you want, and if you show up and do what you are supposed to do. People will have to respect that, and I have all the respect in the world for him. He is definitely very misunderstood.”
Two weeks ago, Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud shared that Irving “being different makes him beautiful.”
“Him being different is what makes him beautiful. It’s what makes him who he is. I was able to go and visit him. His house is in Jersey; I’m right in Philly. So, during that process of him stepping up for our league [WNBA] and stepping up for his queens that decided to sit out because they weren’t comfortable going into “Wubble.” Whether it was for health or social justice reasons, he took care of us, and he invited me up there, and I was able to sit down.
Pick his mind and talked to him. He’s such a f***ing phenomenal person. He has the biggest heart, but also he has been taken advantage of so often in his career. However, when he stands up for himself, he is made to look like the bad guy. This a genuine guy that is so in tune and touch with his spiritual side. So, I celebrate him because he has been nothing but genuine to our league and me.”
The Brooklyn Nets are down big against the Jazz with 6:49 left to go in the fourth quarter.