Kyrie Irving has been painted as a tough guy to deal with the last few years. 

His temperament has been an ongoing storyline early in this NBA season too, and according to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, Irving’s attitude could be an issue in Brooklyn, where the Nets have gotten off to a 6-8 start.

Earlier in the season, Jackie MacMullan published an extensive piece on the Nets that included a controversial tidbit from Nets team sources

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According to that source, Irving is prone to mood swings, and can “shut down” on the team.

Irving responded to the report by noting that he’s a human being

Now today the ultimate pot stirrer,  Stephen A. Smith said on First Take that he’s continuing to hear negative things about Kyrie Irving’s attitude from sources.

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