Is Kyrie Irving contemplating retirement?
While Irving remains suspended without pay by the Nets for sharing sensitive content on Twitter, NBA executives fear this could be the end for the star.
Kyrie Irving is still suspended by the Brooklyn Nets after the antisemitic scandal he has become embroiled in.
The basketball star is not allowed to return to the sidelines until he completes a series of six requirements- which he has technically completed two of- but some NBA executives fear this could be the end of Irving’s NBA career.
While Irving remains one of the most talented players in the NBA, he still consistently finds a way to be out of the Nets side for off-court controversies, which has resulted in the star missing a considerable amount of playing time since joining the Nets.
Even with Brooklyn’s fair share of drama recently- from Kevin Durant failing in his trade request after James Harden’s swift exit out of Brooklyn, to Ben Simmons going through all sorts of drama before joining Brooklyn- Irving has topped the franchise’s dilemmas.
Why Irving has no options left
Irving’s return to the court anytime soon could be seen as controversial for Brooklyn, in addition to facing backlash for letting him even return at all.
The Nets are not in a position to trade him either, according to many NBA executives who have claimed that his track record off the court is a red flag for any organization interested in him, despite his many abilities.
One executive even claimed that Irving could be forced to retire, as no other NBA team would risk acquiring him.
Irving is now in the process of completing the six tasks he’s been given to even be in contention for a return. While there is currently no timeframe on when he could complete all tasks, it seems that but both Irving and the Nets are left with little to no choice for now.
To be able to comment you must be registered and logged in. Forgot password?