Within the game of chess, a pawn is the weakest share on the board and has the least tag. As of Friday morning, that’s what Brooklyn’ Receive’s guard Kyrie Irving subliminally known as the media.
After Irving and the Nets had been fined $25,000 by the league for failing to talk with the media during media week, Irving took to Instagram to specific his views on the media and getting fined. He stated that he does “now not search the recommendation of with pawns” and his “attention is price extra.”
It’s a dauntless assertion, one that extinct Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Kevin Love disagrees with:
“Calling somebody a pawn is a particular signal of disrespect,” Love said, per Spencer Davies of Basketball recordsdata. “I’m now not a divisive particular person.”
Love and Irving spent a couple of years together on the Cavs, the place they gained a a championship with extinct teammate LeBron James motivate in 2016.
Even supposing Love has respect and thought for Irving, he became very clear that he had opposing views in regards to handling the media:
“I realize the place Kyrie is coming from in trying to higher a different of folk’s lives, but I’m real now not a divisive particular person, so as that’s the place I stand on that,” Love said. “I treasure Kyrie. I do know he’s changed, (don’t know) what’s occurring, but all over again I’m real now not a divisive particular person. I deem all people has a fraction to play, as lengthy as the intent’s there and it comes from a real place.”