Nets’ Kyrie Irving is much better at basketball than on Twitter

Nets’ Kyrie Irving is much better at basketball than on Twitter

Nets’ Kyrie Irving is much better at basketball than on Twitter

Kevin Durant (l.) and Kyrie Irving

Kevin Durant (l.) and Kyrie Irving
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Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are said to be a generational duo on the hardwood. Three years later, Durant was about what we expected, but Irving didn’t live up to his end of the bargain. Even on social media, Durant is going round and round about Kyrie. Durant and Kyrie have way too much free time. Women, children and the playoffs are none of their worries.

But the way they interact on social media couldn’t be more different. The difference is that Kyrie considers herself a world philosopher. He is constantly teaching anyone who will listen about social ills, but from the superficial perspective of a dilettante who has the confidence of a technocrat. No one is asking him to shut up and dribble, but at least bring some substance to the table.

On Monday, Kyrie shared his thoughts on life on Mother Earth, which he previously had believed it was flat

How so?

I give him the benefit of the doubt and assume there is some deeper thought about affordable and rising rents bouncing around his mercurial mind. However, Twitter has never been the best medium for him to communicate. He’s not chill enough or funny enough, and he comes across as a coward when he tries to be witty and concise. He is the hashtag activism king of the NBA, but there is no sequel.

Meanwhile, Durant is a basketball Buddhist. It’s all love and the occasional blunt, real talk. Emphasis on the blunt part, because he must have rolled a fat one this weekend while giving overzealous followers sage life and hoop advice.

Durant made short work of CBS’ college hoops insider Seth Davis and gave media analysts a stiff arm, but it was respectful.

Speaking to double teams, he told a follower, “I think whoever I pass should make you pay. Not the guy who double teamed”.

He laughed at takes Kobe used to modestly belittle him: “Lol Kobe was already a champion player man, cut it out”

Durant even stumbled upon some rhetorical gold discussing information silos about sports media bias. hat is an evergreen opinion that is especially relevant in our current political climate.

Durant had the biggest problem with the definition of “leadership” when it comes to himself and his NBA peers in the superstar class.

It’s not a surprising reaction from a man who dodged the nickname “Slim Reaper” in favor of being called “The Servant”. During his running mate’s vaccination, it became clear this season that he does not have what it takes to lead Kyrie.

But for the most part, he seemed to be in a sweet spot even now that NBA fans are again dissecting whether he was even needed on those Warriors championship teams. When it comes to communicating, Durant Kyrie can show the tricks of the trade.