Hey Kyrie Irving, this is what a leader looks like.
Hey Terry Rozier, you wanna take a few minutes from bashing your team and watch this?
I mean, that’s what you wanna hear from your captain. Sure, has Charas play slipped a bit in these last years? Of course. The guy is 42 years old. And he’s a giant. So of course he’s not gonna be what he once was. But to hear him talk like this clearly shows why the Bruins are where they are right now.
There’s no rift between the young and old players. Everyone has everyone elses respect. The Boston Bruins are a team in every sense of the world.
The Celtics on the other hand? Arguably just as much talent as the B’s, but NONE of the traits that make a team an actual team. I mean, just look at this quote from Kyrie:
“The young guys don’t know what it takes to be a championship level team,” Irving said, via Keith Smith of Real GM. “What it takes every day. And if they think it is hard now, what do they think it will be like when we’re trying to get to the Finals?”
It’s not wonder this team fell apart in the second round. You have a star who has never been a leader trying to lead and having no idea how. And when he clearly made mistakes along the way, he waited until the end of the season to admit that.
This is why Kyrie will never be accepted as a true, beloved Boston athlete. And that’s why Chara, even though we all give him shit every he screws up, will always have the love and respect of not only his teammates, but the fans as well.
If only Chara and some other Bruins players could’ve smacked some sense into Kyrie and the Celtics this year, maybe we’d still have two teams in the playoffs.