ESPN reported earlier this week that the Brooklyn Nets were concerned about Kyrie Irving's mood swings.
"Irving's infamous mood swings, confirmed by his ex-teammates, which followed him from Cleveland to Boston to Brooklyn, are the unspoken concern that makes Nets officials queasy," wrote ESPN's Jackie MacMullan. "When Irving lapses into these funks, he often shuts down, unwilling to communicate with the coaching staff, front office and sometimes even his teammates. Nets team sources say one such episode occurred during Brooklyn's trip to China, leaving everyone scratching their heads as to what precipitated it."
Nets coach Kenny Atkinson has disputed the report:
Kenny Atkinson addresses the recent report on Kyrie Irving: "That is completely false ... in my experience with him so far, it's absolutely not true."— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 29, 2019
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"That is completely false," Atkinson told reporters. "In my experience with him so far, it's absolutely not true."
Who do you believe, the ESPN report or the Nets coach?