Kyrie “ethers” Lebron and talks about the struggle of playing with him

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  1. ajnapoleon

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    Kyrie Irving says playing alongside LeBron James is “definitely a challenge,” citing the enormous shadow and championship expectations James creates.

    Despite all of their success together in Cleveland, Irving eventually decided to forge his own path by forcing a trade from the Cavs.

    LeBron currently doesn’t have a true co-star in Los Angeles, as various young Lakers vie for the role of the No. 2 option.

    Per ESPN:

    “It’s definitely a challenge,” Irving told ESPN when asked about playing alongside James. “You now become part of a championship-caliber team based on a unique talent. LeBron is so smart, so talented, such a strong leader. And you’re trying to implement who you are, and grow as a player and learn every single day. And it can be difficult because it demands a lot of you.

    “Certain times young players — and even older ones — find it a big transition, because you’re playing a certain way, and growing as a player, and you have a vision of what your career will look like. And then this player of such great stature arrives, and you’re still trying to be great, and he’s already great. And you find yourself asking, ‘OK, what are the steps to get there?’ So now do you learn by example from watching him? Do you learn by the way he treats his body? By the way he treats his business off the court? By his philanthropic path? So you just watch and you observe.”

    It’s that type of pressure Irving grew tired of.

    “You also have to be aware of the expectations from the outside and how that can infiltrate your thinking,” Irving said. “Somehow it ends up where everybody wants to play the blame game when things don’t go right. So it’s just a lot to get used to. It comes with a lot of pressures. I believe the very, very special ones, the unique ones, gladly take on that challenge, and they relish it. You can’t be afraid to challenge another great person. That’s how greatness is achieved.

    “It was a lot for me to figure out. The belief I have in myself goes way beyond anything that could deter me from what I want to accomplish. You can never ever, ever, ever, ever lose your sense of self while you are playing alongside a great player.”



    'It Was a Lot for Me to Figure Out': Kyrie Irving on Playing With LeBron James




    Maybe ether was not the word to use :yeshrug:
     
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    Wasn’t ether at all. Very insightful actually and he was complimenting Bron throughout. I agree, only truly special talents can grow into their own while playing next to an established megastar.
     
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    Ethers? I might neg you for this misleading thread title. Im gonna think about it for a few minutes :francis:
     
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    The Coli told me that Lebron isn’t an alpha and Kyrie is.
     
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    Magic is the only one that comes to mind :ehh:
     
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    Playing with LeBron means no credit when he succeeds and all the blame when he fails
     
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    Or...we can read what Kyrie actually experienced and take his word for it
     
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    Dude be saying a whole lot of nothing in a whole lot of words.
    Loquacious
    Smart/dumb
    :juelzmeister:

    Choose one
     
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    You know you have to get the haters in somehow :russ:
     
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    He basically said he saw what it took to be an all time great from playing with bron. But when you achieve success with each other, you also have failures and that sometimes those moments cause a lot of challenges because youre expected to play at a certain standard, but when you fail. People dont take responsibility or accountability.

    Kyrie got his championship, didnt need the bullshyt, wanted to make his own mark and did him.
     
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    Harden a fool for this:mjlol:

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    Homie just keep it a buck and gave his perspective on the situation, cant be mad at that:salute:
     
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    He called him a leader but then turned right back around and said you have to do pretty much watch in “awe” and try to mimic his “example” and hope you get in where you fit in and and figure it out . Essentially, There’s no direct , effective guidance .

    Kyrie was on some slick underhanded compliment doublespeak shyt ... :mjlol:


    Y’all negroes probably get finessed everyday . :mjlol:
     
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    Kobe also imo. Although he took longer to develop but he managed to become a prolific HOF scorer while playing next to the most dominant force ever.
     
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    You doin too much. I wouldn’t even call it doublespeak it’s just facts. It was a more polite way of saying what you just said. That’s what makes it insightful, and he compliments Bron anyway. So it’s not ether, he just speaking on the situation as he saw it.
     
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