Kyrie Irving may have played his last game of the 2020-21 season in the NBA – of course.
Irving is ready to sit until the end of the campaign amid growing frustration with the Nets, said Jason Dumas of KRON-TV. The star defender, who missed Brooklyn’s last five games while the NBA investigated videos of his unmasked party, was angry with the organization for a number of reasons, including hiring head coach Steve Nash.
There are also reports that Brooklyn’s acquisition of James Harden was not approved by Irving, who reportedly did not respond to net calls until Wednesday afternoon.
What a mess!
“Brooklyn networks have always been interested in acquiring James Harden, but the deal has become imperative in light of the situation with Kyrie Irving,”
Again: What a mess.
Irving rightly receives huge criticism from the NBA. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith even went so far as to call for the 28-year-old to retire – immediately. At this point, Irving, still one of the most outstanding talents in all of basketball, lost the benefit of doubt.
However, if Irving somehow reunites and returns to the court, the Nets could be an unstoppable force like the NBA has never seen. Brooklyn legally has three players who can earn 50 points each night.
Of course, their success will also depend on Harden’s return to something resembling a professional human being – another big “if”.
Nevertheless, Irving and the Net produce one of the most entertaining dramas in recent sports history.
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