Jaylen Brown calls out Celtics, says atmosphere is 'toxic'

Kyrie reportedly 'disengaged and detached' from Celtics

Kyrie Irving reportedly 'disengaged' and 'detached' from Celtics, while LeBron reaches out

Irving has been critical at times of the young players on the Celtics and often gotten into tense exchanges with media members while questioning their motives.

That's according to The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor, who believes the Celtics need to try and re-sign Irving whatever the cost.

I've said it before, but I didn't really come into this game to be cameras in my face and be famous, be a celebrity, whatever embodies that. "I'm just going to try to do it with my play, come out and play hard and try to change the atmosphere and this environment". And I just try to not let it seep into my teammates, and that's the most important thing is setting an example for these young guys. "I just try to come out and play hard and see where that leaves me".

Jaylen Brown, an emerging star from last season's playoff run relegated to a bench role behind Irving and Hayward, described the current environment within the team as "toxic".

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Somewhat more pressing for the Celtics though is their growing concern over whether Irving will want to re-sign.

The main focus of the Boston Celtics' rocky, up-and-down season has been the goings-on of Kyrie Irving.

Disregarding the fact that he appears in his movie "Uncle Drew", Irving's relationship with the media has certainly deteriorated this season.

"These days, Irving plays lackadaisical defense, and unfocused offense. I'm not too good about that", Brown said, via The Boston Globe.

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Irving has reportedly isolated himself from teammates, with Jayson Tatum being the only player he remains friendly with.

Despite the fact that Irving is on one of the most talented teams in the Eastern Conference as well as the National Basketball Association, the Celtics been struggling a lot lately and people are starting to wonder if they need Kyrie. "It's like nobody wants it to be exclusively about them, but we take most of the responsibility and so does the head coach".

Unfortunately for Irving, the media attention surrounding him, his team, and his future isn't going away, so he is going to have to continue to cope, or walk away from the game, which seems unlikely.

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