‘Can’t Wear Them’: Lakers’ Dennis Schroder Can’t Forget His Ejection and Denies to Wear Kyrie Irving Sneakers

Published 05/18/2021, 1:26 AM EDT
Jan 13, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder (17) smiles as he is introduced before the start of a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports


In the NBA, on-court fights are normal and at times the players involved stay mad at each other for the course of their playing careers. Remember the tussle between Jimmy Butler and TJ Warren in the Orlando Bubble? Something similar happened with the Lakers’ Dennis Schroder and the Nets’ Kyrie Irving in the current season.

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On April 11, 2021, the Lakers routed the Nets 126-101 in a blowout victory that also saw a verbal battle between their star guards. All through the game, there was some tension between Schroder and Ky that eventually led to their ejection. 

Dennis Schroder with a comeback message for Kyrie Irving

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Recently, the Lakers’ star point guard took a dig at Kyrie. The 27-YO showcased his massive Kyrie Irving sneakers collection and detailed how he can no more wear them. The Menace, standing alongside his wife, Ellen Ziolo, said in German, “Kyrie Irving, I have a lot of his shoes, behind the sprinter, circa 30-40 pairs. Unfortunately, I can’t wear them no more. It’s not possible after what happened in the game. I cannot do it. Not going to wear it again. We will do giveaways for everybody who wants them I’ll donate, so text me. We’ll send them, size 12, every colorway there is. Let us know and we send you a pair.”

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What exactly happened during that Lakers vs Nets game?

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Playing in the absence of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers managed to get a flying start in that game. Dennis Schroder, who took no time in becoming the Lakers’ third-best player, scored 19 quick points that night. In that same game, Dennis had hurt his tailbone after an awkward fall, but it was nothing that could stop his scoring. However, the ongoing back-and-forth between him and Kyrie got out of hand as they got upset at one another. That’s when the refs interfered and ejected both the stars. 

After the game, The Menace apologized to his teammates for leaving them at a crucial stage but had nothing to say about Kyrie. In fact, he called that potential NBA Final preview “the best win of the year” and clarified his stand. 

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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