Kyrie Irving Is Being Weird on Instagram Again
Boston, MA - About halfway during the 2018-19 NBA season, the world began to realize that point guard Kyrie Irving is among the league's elite, but the role he is best suited to is that of a sidekick. Most of Irving's playoff-based success came when he played second fiddle for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. His statistics remained strong during his time with the Boston Celtics, but there is no longer the illusion that a team can be successful with Irving as the best player on it. He's just not a leader. He's also incredibly weird.
During the press tour last year for his movie, Uncle Drew, Irving received a lot of attention and ribbing for his belief that the world was flat. His fascination with the Illuminati and "being woke" helped maintain this image, but many people thought Irving was just joking around. However, the more he says (and the more he posts), the more obvious it becomes that Irving's reputation for eccentricity may be earned. His latest Instagram definitely seems to confirm that.
To quote stand-up comedian John Mulaney, "We don't have time to unpack all of that," but we should definitely try to parse what Irving is saying. First of all, he sounds like someone who is at your door and trying to tell you that a paradise is about to form at the end of your street. He has also ended the age of "No More Secrets" by revealing to us that world peace will be achieved within the next fifty to sixty years. That's a relief! Many NBA stars, including Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant, commented with their agreement over Irving's post with the prayer emojis, but the top comment from a non-verified account rightly proclaims that Irving is "a strange dude."
But maybe he's just messing around and providing cryptic clues about where he plans to sign during the off-season. He mentions world peace. Perhaps this pertains to Metta World Peace, formerly of the Los Angeles Lakers? Could Irving be a Laker? Or maybe his "Eye see all" reference is connected to mystical elements of magic. Might he join up with the Orlando Magic?
The real answer to all of these questions is: don't expect to get any answers from a Kyrie Irving Instagram post.