It’s okay to be disappointed, but Nets fans will have to be patient regarding the latest Kyrie Irving saga.
At some point, Irving will likely address the media when he is ready. It could be tomorrow; it could be next month, it could be next year. Irving has always been somewhat of a mercurial player. And when he’s dealt with whatever he’s dealing with at the moment, he might look to return to basketball.
It isn’t easy to speculate why Irving has been away from his teammates with the season just getting underway. While the situation might not be as dire, there have been examples of athletes stepping away from their sport while at their peak. Whether it’s Ricky Williams, Barry Sanders, or even Bjorne Borg, we’ve all seen athletes step away from their sport intermittently or permanently for one reason or another.
The fact of the matter is that 18 months ago, Irving signed a four-year $141 million deal to be the face of the Brooklyn Nets. Since signing that four-year deal, in 18 months, he’s played in 27 games.
That’s not hyperbole. Those are simply facts.
At this point, it’s probably fair to say that we can finally put the nail in the coffin on the Kyrie vs. Lebron debate.
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