Kyrie Irving looks dismissive, laughs and deflects reporter’s question about his future with Brooklyn Nets at BET Awards

BA and Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving has been the center of the league’s attention with the uncertainty surrounding his future. The superstar guard has a player option for next season which must be decided before the June 29 deadline.

The Nets superstar attended the BET Awards on Sunday night with his stepmother Shetellia Riley Irving, who also happens to be his agent. A reporter for Complex News asked Irving about his future and asked him “if he still wanted to be a Brooklyn Net”. Irving replied

“Pass it… pass it to my left,” Kyrie said, pointing to her mother-in-law.

We asked Kyrie if he still wants to be a Brooklyn Net 👀 https://t.co/QYYDajosJW

Irving’s future with the franchise has been the subject of mass speculation, with constant rumors linking him with a move elsewhere. The LA Lakers and New York Knicks are said to be two teams vying for guard duties ahead of the 2022-23 season.

If Irving were to leave the Brooklyn Nets, it would also mean he would leave close friend Kevin Durant after convincing him to join the Nets instead of the Knicks in the summer of 2019.


Dreary summer for Kyrie Irving and the Nets

Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets - Game 3
Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets – Game 3

When the 2021-22 season began, the Brooklyn Nets were heavy favorites to win the championship with a Big Three of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden. However, things didn’t quite go as planned for Irving or the Nets.

Harden is currently with the Philadelphia 76ers. Kyrie Irving has missed most of the season due to his reluctance to get vaccinated. Irving’s former team, the Celtics, swept the Nets in the first round of the playoffs. Boston’s defense smothered Durant and Irving. The duo struggled to shoot because of the constant double teams.

Kyrie Irving is the 5th player with multiple career games of 50 points and 75% FG pct in the stopwatch era. He and Michael Jordan are the only primary guards with multiple of those games. https://t.co/HT5dD59vBL

In the Harden trade, the Nets received Ben Simmons in return. However, this acquisition didn’t make any difference as the Aussie didn’t play a single minute due to a back injury.

Things are looking bleak for the Nets as a summer full of question marks looms on the horizon. Kyrie Irving is set to walk away from the Nets and potentially team up with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. This decision could very well cause Durant to want to leave the franchise because Irving and KD are as big as thieves.

Irving’s future and potential coaching changes are high on Brooklyn general manager Sean Marks’ list of priorities as they aim to build and challenge for the championship next season.


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