Amid the Boston Celtics’ up-and-down season, Kyrie Irving has been dealing with struggles on his own.
Not with his play, but with his role as the clear-cut leader of a talented team that’s surrounded by high expectations.
Irving was surprisingly candid following the Celtics’ win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, admitting he’s still figuring out the best way to get the best out of the group. In fact, the star point guard even reached out to LeBron James for leadership advice.
Speaking with the media prior to Friday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies at TD Garden, head coach Brad Stevens offered his two cents on Irving’s leadership tactics.
The Celtics usually don’t have to worry about Irving on the court, which is comforting for a team that’s struggled mightily with inconsistency this season. So as Irving continues to his build on his intangibles, the rest of Boston’s roster only should benefit.
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