Kyrie Irving: I don’t see anyone beating us in playoffs
Kyrie Irving is not worried about his Boston Celtics despite an embarrassing loss on Saturday.
Irving’s Celtics fell 126-116 to the Chicago Bulls — a 16-44 team. After the game, Irving expressed confidence in his team, saying he still doesn’t see anyone beating them in the playoffs.
More Swagger Kyrie to reporters in Chicago:
“I don’t get frustrated by this stuff any more. It's just part of the regular season. In the playoffs, plan for a team, prepare for a team, I still don’t see anybody beating us in seven games.”
— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) February 24, 2019
Irving really seems to be following the LeBron James playbook. Last month he was ripping his team and teammates, seemingly to try and get something more out of them. Now he’s expressing full confidence and belief in them.
It’s one thing to say it, but it’s another to show it. Irving’s Celtics may have been the favorite to win the East entering the season, but given the way Toronto, Milwaukee and Philly have played and improved, Boston has a lot of work to do to prove they are the top team in the conference.