Kyrie Irving was seen talking to Kevin Durant in the tunnel at the All-Star Game and he did not like the reactions that came from it.
Irving was noticeably agitated when answering reporters' questions about the discussion Wednesday.
"It's my life, right?" he said, via the Boston Globe. "It's two people talking, having a conversation. If this was the real world, would it be anybody else's business? It's a video of somebody assuming what we're talking about. So why would I care about it? Why are you asking me those type of questions?"
Kyrie: "It's my life, right? It's two people talking, having a conversation. If this was the real world, would it be anybody else's business? It's a video of somebody assuming what we're talking about. So why would I care about it? Why are you asking me those type of questions?"— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) February 21, 2019
He continued: "C'mon man, you do it for the likes and clicks, everybody does. Everybody wants to hear me talk like this. Everybody wants to actually talk about bull—. A video though? To pour water on (speculation)? Makes no sense. It's not real life. Not real."
Irving could become a free agent after this season, as can Durant. Many have speculated the two players could team up in New York with the Knicks and form a super team of their own.
The Celtics guard does not appreciate the speculation.
"That's where we started the conversation, what I do in my life is my business," he said. "So it's none of yours, none of anybody's business, right? So it's a video of me and one of my best friends talking. And then it turns out to be a dissection of a free agency meeting?"
Here's the full exchange Kyrie Irving had with reporters about that video with Kevin Durant: pic.twitter.com/diVTWWmYEd— Jay King (@ByJayKing) February 21, 2019
The Celtics have had an up-and-down season and entered the All-Star break in fourth place of the Eastern Conference with a 37-21 record. Irving addressed the team's inconsistent play during an interview with ESPN's "The Jump" earlier Wednesday.
"It's been a trying year for us," Irving said. "We basically have a bunch of young men in our locker room who feel like they're capable of doing a lot more than they're doing. And that's OK, but there's a maturing that you have to have.
"There's a professionalism that you have to showcase every single day, and that's what the great ones do."
The Celtics will return to action against the Bucks in Milwaukee on Thursday.