Kyrie Irving's criticism of teammates is justified - Paul Pierce | The Jump

  • Published on Jan 14, 2019
  • Jorge Sedano, Kevin Arnovitz and Paul Pierce of The Jump debate whether Kyrie Irving's criticism of his Boston Celtics teammates is fair, with Pierce explaining why Irving's frustrations are justified.
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  • Ke'Andre Green
    Ke'Andre Green 2 months ago

    Kyrie has no right to criticize his teammates they almost made the finals without him but barely got past the first round with him playing the man isn’t close to a good leader

  • Agent J
    Agent J 7 months ago

    He’s not a leader 😒Celtics was #1 seed in the east without him

  • AudiBoison
    AudiBoison 7 months ago

    It's not justified.
    He wanted his own team and be the key player and leader, he has now got everything and now he blames his teammates experience.
    Seriously Celtics are so pathetic everything they do wrong, the media and league hold their hand over them and find excuses.
    Lets just be honest, Celtics have been overrated this offseason and season and they don't live up to their hype.
    Gordon Heyward is so overrated and overpaid by the Celtics.
    The Celtics don't have their version of Giannis, Lebron James, Steph Curry, Kawhi Leonard or Anthony Davis. They are stuck with their overrated Kyrie Irwing and Gordon Heyward.
    Where is that mighty Celtics team I read about all summer that would be "the team to beat in the east" and wipe the whole league away and dethrone the warriors? It can't be that pile of shit that has played this season.

  • Jeremiah C
    Jeremiah C 7 months ago


  • Mark Young
    Mark Young 7 months ago

    Its simple the NBA has gotten better.

  • Brother Buc
    Brother Buc 7 months ago

    Ki joking right

  • Zachary Adkins
    Zachary Adkins 7 months ago

    That's funny, not hearing any mention of Kyrie for MPV so he not having to special of a year. He'll be lucky to finish the season, he is ALWAYS injured.

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    Josh Beebe 7 months ago

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  • Pratik Pawar
    Pratik Pawar 7 months ago

    Tbh i am happy to hear that hez aiming for the championship.But I don't think its possible.

  • The Soloosh
    The Soloosh 7 months ago

    What even is "pantsed"?

  • Frank N
    Frank N 7 months ago

    Should of stayed with Lebron. Big dummy

  • Roy Sears
    Roy Sears 7 months ago

    And still no Brad Stevens criticism!!

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  • MKpwn
    MKpwn 7 months ago

    Bostons problem imo is that they have too many talented players with too much ego and no guy that is head and shoulders above everybody, which usually creates a hierarchy of sorts.

  • Enson Balboa
    Enson Balboa 7 months ago

    All I heard was “Yes Lebron Is the Goat”. Facts

  • Moses Jordan Reyno
    Moses Jordan Reyno 7 months ago

    Trade Kyrie and Haward for AD and a scrub.

  • veronica vazquez
    veronica vazquez 7 months ago

    Does anybody else here think that is not really a fear thing that the players have to be so rich wile a low-mid class family can’t afford to assist to this games ?

  • hoe hoe
    hoe hoe 7 months ago

    Does anyone on that Celtics team like to play with Kyrie? It look like no one see Kyrie as a leader.

    • Heat
      Heat 7 months ago

      hoe hoe Boston should trade all these young guys to new teams and show them how ruthless the league can really be if you don't have years in the league or aren't superstar level yet then stfu and Learn.

    • Heat
      Heat 7 months ago

      hoe hoe Kyrie has already shown he's clutch and can be a superstar player.

  • dan hibiki
    dan hibiki 7 months ago

    Kyrie to the Lakers confirmed!

  • Eric Cartman
    Eric Cartman 7 months ago

    #15 on trending

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  • p.s. porrahis
    p.s. porrahis 7 months ago

    Integrate and integer and integrity... hmmmmmm

  • Jumpman056
    Jumpman056 7 months ago

    Didn't they almost make it to the finals without him last year?

  • Lil Dimer-x
    Lil Dimer-x 7 months ago

    Gotta have the drive

  • alexiioo
    alexiioo 7 months ago


  • Wayne Won
    Wayne Won 7 months ago


  • It's Raining Men
    It's Raining Men 7 months ago

    But then again what the Fuck do you know.

  • 张耀鑫
    张耀鑫 7 months ago


  • Franc Mittelo
    Franc Mittelo 7 months ago

    Kyrie Irving knows little about winning championships. He was a sidekick. Sidekicks often think that they can be the Superhero, but being a hero is a different responsibility.
    At my job, the people I supervise feel like I don't do anything, until I give them my role for a couple of days. Then they realize, they would rather just stick to their positions.

  • William Estrada
    William Estrada 7 months ago +1


  • DwadeFL4SHMV3
    DwadeFL4SHMV3 7 months ago

    Bro I saw someone say if you put any other top 5 guard in the league on Boston instead of Kyrie they’d be the best in the east. I think that’s facts Kyrie isnt as good as everyone wants him to be plain and simple

  • iBilly
    iBilly 7 months ago

    Yeah it’s coming to LA 👀

  • Christopher Jones
    Christopher Jones 7 months ago

    Kyrie lead teams to the lottery.

  • Freddy P
    Freddy P 7 months ago

    Wish PP would advise the team like some of the greats did when he was there.. culture is what's missing

  • punizzzle
    punizzzle 7 months ago

    Celtics aren’t compatible. LeBron deals with this on every team he’s on because he’s the most efficient player of all time (besides free throws). When it comes to carrying a team LeBron can willingly do that. On the other hand, Kyrie needs to integrate these guys to compliment his game

  • punizzzle
    punizzzle 7 months ago

    But when LeBron complains it’s the end of the world... Bias

  • tip top
    tip top 7 months ago

    As a point guard he has to speak up. It flows through him. Kyrie is great at his position but maybe he needs to find a way to jump his teammates off. Maybe it will come together for them.

  • Stephen Armstrong
    Stephen Armstrong 7 months ago

    Kyrie has never lead a team in anything but losing. Boston is a better team without. His style play goes against the team Chemistry.

  • Chris Shanklin
    Chris Shanklin 7 months ago

    Who tf says uncle kyrie😂😂😂

  • Nick J
    Nick J 7 months ago

    "Was once pantsed by Ron Artest" lmao

  • Chris A
    Chris A 7 months ago

    once they start wining everything will be fine but kyrie knows now how hard it is to lead a team and he should've stood with lebron instead of wanting to leave cause if kyrie stayed i think lebron would've too

  • Jamaal Shelton
    Jamaal Shelton 7 months ago

    Where is the genius Coach who everyone claimed invented basketball?

  • Swae Slime
    Swae Slime 7 months ago

    celtics need to trade kyrie (won’t happen ik) this isn’t going to work you can tell they aren’t playing for each other, either get AD or get some picks

  • Harlemkat121
    Harlemkat121 7 months ago

    Kyrie needs to Shut up and dribble.

  • Ricky Song
    Ricky Song 7 months ago

    The Celtics DON'T NEED Kyrie and Hayward. Last year, the Celtics were incredible and they went to the Eastern Conference Finals. In my opinion, last year Celtics were way better than this year Celtic.

  • Victor Vegas
    Victor Vegas 7 months ago

    kyrie aint no leader. they made it to the ecf without him and almost won, hes the problem

  • 41 Savage
    41 Savage 7 months ago

    Im just waiting for @LeBeautiful's comment.

  • pretty good
    pretty good 7 months ago

    Kyrie is feeling the hard leadership. And that's not a bad thing.

  • Lance Kangethe
    Lance Kangethe 7 months ago

    Whys this new guy filling in for Rachel SO loud

  • Michael Munroe
    Michael Munroe 7 months ago

    it’s crazy how forgetful and selective people are these days with their comments being this is the same team to have all self proclaim they’ll own the “EAST” this current season prior to last year accomplishments. I’ve called it!!! I said this team is better off without the injury prone Irvin so as without Hayward knowing damn well such injury can change identity. Now here we are!!!
    Pressure my ass!!! It’s all egos and kyrie wouldn’t help such knowing he’s just as big, as theirs...

  • Alberto Monzon
    Alberto Monzon 7 months ago

    Kobe screaming at teammates at practice.
    Guess what if they don’t bust their ass they deserve to get called out

  • Flaming365
    Flaming365 7 months ago

    Somewhere Isiah Thomas is laughing his ass off at the Celtics.

  • TheDucciano
    TheDucciano 7 months ago

    Kyrie Irving is not a leader. He's never lead a team to the playoffs and any success he's had in the post season was due to the Kang.

  • Nathan Jones
    Nathan Jones 7 months ago +1

    Kyrie tryna Find different words to replace LBJ's SAME EXACT THOUGHTS on that cavs team last year. Kyrie a weird emotional lil mutha fucka grwatest balhandler ever but aint no fucking leader

  • Nathan Jones
    Nathan Jones 7 months ago

    Paul pierce is a dumbass. Them young boys have expectations and had it from what they created last year

  • Nathan Jones
    Nathan Jones 7 months ago


  • Nathan Jones
    Nathan Jones 7 months ago

    Paul stfu. They know more than yall say about playoffs. Kyrie wasnt shit without Bron but a scorer who couldnt lead. Tatum & Brown have proven more than kyrie did without LBJ ALREADY! If lbj went to celtics and this the year they had after last year greatness hahahaha. It would be top story EVERYDAY

  • Edward Hans SAWOTI
    Edward Hans SAWOTI 7 months ago

    Kyrie looks like wanna move tho.

  • Mohammed Omer
    Mohammed Omer 7 months ago

    CryKnee ahahahahahaahah

  • Life Is Awesome !!!!!
    Life Is Awesome !!!!! 7 months ago +1

    Paul Pierce is so fucking bias when it comes to the Celtics!!! He have an excuse every damn time, he shouldn’t be an analyst when it’s comes to the Celtics!!!

  • Jahod Davis
    Jahod Davis 7 months ago +2

    Rondo to Boston for Terry

    • Flaming365
      Flaming365 7 months ago

      I would love for Rondo to come back to the Celtics.

  • Go Duke!
    Go Duke! 7 months ago

    Problem #1 - There offense is stagnant, Horford doesnt like being 6-9 265 and posting up so it is clogging the perimeter, its easy to guard guys that stand on the 3 point line
    Problem #2 - Hayward is not the same, his athleticism is GONE, his mindset is weak.
    Problem #3 - Rozier is upset cause he wants to play more
    Problem #4 - Tatum, Brown, Rozier know the A.D. sweeptstakes are coming.
    Problem #5 - Irving isn't happy

    III BAKURYU III 7 months ago

    Kyrie James needs to join King Dad in L.A and stop with whole "I can carry Boston" and "there's a new King in the East" etc because you ain't LeBron OK! Now, join your elder and get carried, again.

  • ALA 24
    ALA 24 7 months ago

    Criticizing teammates is not justified unless you hold yourself accountable for your actions! Kyrie is great! But, like I always say to others outside of TheXvid! He cannot lead a team to the promise land! Not going to happen!

  • Jeffrey Charles
    Jeffrey Charles 7 months ago

    I honestly don’t think pierce knows what he’s talking about.

  • Vince G
    Vince G 7 months ago

    Everybody wants to be "the man" .. doesnt work

  • Joshua Williams
    Joshua Williams 7 months ago
    Go get your pair! Limited edition!

  • J R
    J R 7 months ago

    Didn't the celtics make it to the conference finals without kyrie?

  • A Reitz
    A Reitz 7 months ago

    The whole, "Player X has a ring." Therefore he knows how to win is so overblown. Yes, Kyrie has things that he's learned that he can teach some of the younger players. But lets remember, Boston went on that run last year WITHOUT Kyrie. What was going on then? Fact is, it's about talent and cohesiveness. Figuring out rotations. That team is loaded with talent. I've always felt their greatest challenge was figuring out their rotations + crunch time lineup. Kyrie isn't the ONLY player on that team that knows how to ball, simply because he has a ring.

  • Michael Barnes
    Michael Barnes 7 months ago

    At this point of the season you gotta trade someone, if guys don’t want to be part of a championship team and want stardom let them experience it on a bottom dweller then. Sacrifice is key to win it all when you have a team like ours and whoever isn’t ready for that should go

  • Acorn Slim
    Acorn Slim 7 months ago

    bullshit Paul. He only understands what it takes to win because he got to go through the process -- losing for 5 years, and then losing with LeBron, and then winning with LeBron. How is him whining going to help his teammates get experience?

  • Dezhmond Young
    Dezhmond Young 7 months ago +2

    Trade Kyrie to the Bulls, and be done with it then Celtics. Y'all don't want him...we NEED him.
    Done deal.

    • Dezhmond Young
      Dezhmond Young 7 months ago +1

      If things get as bad as the Celtics make it out to be...they'll be TRYIN' to get rid of Kyrie 'cause the rest of the team thinks that they'll be better without him.
      So we can either give them our pick...(which'll be high considerin' how bad we are now)...and a bum.
      Or...wait 'til they release him to pick him up.

    • Flaming365
      Flaming365 7 months ago

      @Dezhmond Young So who would you give up. I like Lavine, Dunn, Carter and Markkanen.

    • Dezhmond Young
      Dezhmond Young 7 months ago +1

      Actually, it's more of a players not fallin' in line because they feel they don't need him.
      So if he comes to the Bulls...I'm pretty sure they'd unanimously understand that he's the leader.

    • Flaming365
      Flaming365 7 months ago

      Kyrie got a lot more help in Boston than what we got with the Bulls. If he can't play with them he would hate our team.

  • Ja'quavious Moor
    Ja'quavious Moor 7 months ago

    This is what I hate about espn... 90 percemt of the people thT they have talking basketball
    . dont know shit about Basketball.. Who is this random spaniah dude amd what does he know about playoff basketball...

    THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE 7 months ago

    How can we expect Kyrie to be a leader!? He didn't do ANYTHING before LeBron got there. Not a single playoffs win. And yet he's supposed to lead a "championship caliber" team.