Netease Sports reported on October 3:
Although Brooklyn netball star Irwin missed the semifinals, he was always able to create some topics from time to time to keep his popularity high. Recently, Irwin praised his idol in a live webcast
Irwin said: "Some people might describe Kobe as a fierce contender, NBA All-Star, MVP, he doesn't like passing. They always try to discredit my Kobe. Come on, wake up. Kobe is an artist. , Teachers, philosophers, basketball players, cultural icons."
For his idol Kobe, Irving has always been generous with praise. But this time he frantically gave Corbian various titles, which seemed a bit incoherent. Irwin looked drunk and bewildered during the live broadcast. Some netizens said: "You are drunk, buddy!" Others said: "The abstract murals behind Irving make him look like he has schizophrenia." Some netizens joked: "Kobe himself has never heard of it. People call him that. Irving is really an idiot."
Irving has always considered himself a disciple of Kobe, but some of his words and deeds are far behind Kobe. Irwin once released the statement that "the earth is flat". As an idol, Irwin’s remarks will obviously mislead his young fans. In the end, Irwin had to apologize for his naive remarks.
In the Cleveland Cavaliers, Irving once followed LeBron to win the championship. Later, Irving was unwilling to be the second master by LeBron. However, whether in the Boston Celtics or in the Brooklyn Nets, Irving has proven to be an unqualified leader.
During the NBA rematch, Irwin led a boycott of the rematch. However, not many players bought it, and Irving's boycott eventually came to nothing. Recently, Irving has stepped up again, praising Durant while belittling all his former teammates, including LeBron. Irwin's remarks once again attracted criticism from various media.