Kyrie Irving explains why he stayed after game to keep shooting
The Boston Celtics are planning to invest a massive amount of money in Kyrie Irving after the season, and the star point guard showed us an example on Thursday night of one of the many reasons the team is willing to do that.
After the Celtics lost 115-99 to the Miami Heat, Irving spent some time working on his jump shot. When reporters later asked him what inspired him to squeeze in a practice session immediately after a game, Irving had a great response.
Kyrie Irving left the locker room as it opened to reporters after the game. He spent about a half-hour getting up shots on the Heat practice court and returned to address the media, calling the shot session “therapeutic” and saying it was better than a night out in Miami.
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Irving didn’t have a particularly bad shooting night against Miami, as he was 10-of-19 from the floor and scored 22 points. Most people would not have blamed him if he went out and hit a nightclub like so many other visiting players do before and after games against the Heat, but Irving obviously felt shooting was a better way to spend his time.
Between the late-night shooting sessions and what we recently saw Irving do for a homeless fan on a different road trip, it’s easy to see why the Celtics want him to be the face of their franchise for years to come.