Charles Barkley doesn’t seem to think Kyrie Irving is deep or complicated. Instead, the NBA Hall of Famer believes the mercurial Celtics point guard is just petulant.
In an interview Wednesday with ESPN’s “Get Up,” Barkley lambasted Irving for his recent anti-media diatribes. “I don’t know him that well. He seems like a good kid. But I’ve never seen a person so miserable,” Barkley said. “To have so much success. To have the world in the palm of his hands. He’s gonna make $40, 50 million a year for the next 10, 15 years. He’s already won a world championship. He’s in the movies. But he’s got to be one of the most miserable people I’ve ever seen.”
Boston defeated the Kings and are now 10-2 without Irving this season. The Celtics’ west coast swing continues with a matchup against the Lakers Saturday night. No word yet on whether Irving will be back in action.