Kyrie Irving Opens Up On Struggles Adjusting To Playing With Luka Doncic And The Dallas Mavericks

Photo: Instagram/Kyrie Irving 

Kyrie Irving has spoken candidly about his struggles in adjusting to playing alongside Luka Doncic on the Dallas Mavericks, acknowledging that the team is going through an “adjustment period” and that there are bound to be issues.

The Mavericks have only won one of the five games that Irving and Doncic have played together, sparking concerns that the partnership may not be working out.

Irving has admitted that he is overthinking things, which is limiting him on the court, but he remains confident that he and Doncic will be able to make it work.

Photo: Instagram/Kyrie Irving 

In an interview with the Dallas Morning News, Irving said that he would love to play well every single night, but that he is still adjusting to playing with new lineups and new teammates.

He also revealed that he has been texting with his father, who is his biggest fan but also one of his harshest critics, and that his father had advised him to stay aggressive on the court.

Irving admitted that the pressure to win while adjusting to a new team has not made things easier for him.

Irving acknowledged that the NBA is a high-intensity environment, and that everyone on the team cares about winning, but that they need to figure out their temperament and emotions in order to succeed.

He expressed hopes that he, Doncic, and the rest of the Mavericks team will be able to figure out the best way to play with each other sooner rather than later, and that they are aware of the pressure that is on them to succeed.

Overall, Irving's honesty and self-awareness suggest that he is committed to making the partnership with Doncic work, and that he is taking steps to improve his performance on the court.

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