Lol, yeah. Seems like double standards here
If Kyrie has a problem with Cleveland then it's Cleveland's fault, period
TP. In a village franchise such as Cavs are, it is no surprise they ticked Kyrie off. He has been lovely since day 1 in Boston.
In Cleveland he may have been a problem but management here in Boston and the young players here in Boston love him.
Kyrie is a better scorer both volume and efficiency wise.
He is also more experienced and a better locker room presence.
To his credit though, Wall doesn't use the word appreciative.
Is Kyrie a strong positive locker room presence? He feuded with Dion Waiters, gave his teammates the silent treatment in the playoffs, threatened to sit out the season with an exaggerated injury if he wasn’t traded, he has allowed rumors about his departure to linger, etc.
I don’t see chemistry as being a strength for either Kyrie or Wall.
I'm more in favor of personal accountability.
Really? Demarcus. Cough. Cousins. Cough.
How so? Has anyone ever lauded DMC for being a positive locker room presence?
Kyrie hasn’t been a positive in the locker room for much of his career. Neither has Wall. Neither has DMC. Some seem unwilling to acknowledge that fact.
The only rift I've heard of was with Dion freakin Waiters, who has a notable lazy streak. He left Lebron without feuding or being a jerk about it. Everyone on that team questioned Love.
Everyone loves him on the Celtics. Brown, Tatum, and Rozier all speak really highly of him and his leadership skills.
The guy gave his teammates the silent treatment in the playoffs. How is that a plus in the locker room?
He wasn't a plus in that locker room, but that locker room was LeBron's, who to acknowledge his "dominance" and leadership, left "his team" after being a player/quasi-coach/quasi-GM there. He spent their draft picks and grossly overpaid some players (TT, JR) to help his player agency (Clutch sports). When players try to be more than players - they usually suck at it. And Lebron is a great example of it. To digress, MJ is probably the GOAT in that regard too.
Kyrie didn't like that. He is a player that plays, he likes his coach Stevens to coach and his GM Ainge to manage the team. He has a very healthy approach and I share his view of how a team should function. Duncan and Spurs included.
Voting results are: 95% say no the idea (very convincing), one member along with Moranis (who still has his feelings hurt) said yes and one other member is undecided.
By my standards, Mo' is not a Celtic fan. I admit here, in Croatia, fandom is closer to fanaticism than to classical rooting for a team, and maybe many won't agree with me. But what is intriguing to me is why we, the Celtic fans are responding to a disappointed Cavs fan with such zeal, day after day. We will never make him understand this, for us a very plain thing, he doesn't want to accept it, even with the year behind us. We also probably shouldn't. He should root for his team, just like we will root for our team, even though he is a CB moderator. He obviously has that right.
Anyway - 65-17. HC in the finals, banner 18.