Kyrie Irving has been in everybody’s mouths in recent days given his unwillingness to play with the Brooklyn Nets due to undisclosed reasons. The player has been absent in the last four games of the Nets and nobody knows when he will return to the floor.
His attitude has raised a lot of eyebrows around the league and as the hours go by, Kyrie’s situation gets worse with the Nets. The team is reportedly growing unhappy with Irving’s recent behavior, especially after a video of him partying with his sister and father surfaced on social media.
Everybody around the NBA is talking about Kyrie and his attitude and one analyst took a big shot at the player for his behavior and how he’s letting everybody down not playing with the Nets for “personal reasons” that aren’t that clear.
Stephen A. Smith says Kyrie Irving violated Kevin Durant’s trust with his attitude
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith recently reacted to Kyrie’s antics off the field, sending a huge message to the player, stating that he violated Kevin Durant’s trust with his behavior. Kyrie and Durant teamed up in Brooklyn in the summer of 2019 and this season was expected to be the one where they take the team to compete in the East.
“18 months after signing a 4-year, $140 million deal, Kyrie has only played 27 games. The Nets had reservations about giving him that deal. We’re seeing exactly why now.”
“There was the injury. A preseason media boycott. Burning sage at the TD Garden. An absence for personal reasons, and now he’s completely off the grid. When the NBA’s investigating if he was going maskless for a family party! That would violate league Covid protocols, Y’all.”
“But Kyrie has already violated the trust Kevin Durant put in him. This is KD’s franchise. KD wouldn’t have signed with the Nets if he didn’t want to play with Kyrie Irving. We don’t know where Kyrie is. But we know where Kevin Durant is – right under the damn bus.”
Stephen A. Smiths says Kyrie Irving should retire
Moreover, Stephen A. went further and claimed that Kyrie isn’t worth all this drama and he should call it a career before things get worse for everybody around him.
“No, he’s not, he’s not worth it at all...I think Kyrie Irving should retire; I think he should announce his retirement today. Clearly, you don’t want to play basketball bad enough.”
Nobody is happy with Kyrie right now and every day the unhappiness will grow. This situation is still developing and we don’t know how it’s going to end. The Nets need to address this situation before it gets (more) out of control.