‘Don’t Believe Any Of That S**t’: Kyrie Irving Reacts to Rumors About His Retirement Amidst Sticky Situation With Brooklyn Nets

Published 10/14/2021, 12:18 AM EDT


The Brooklyn Nets have been in a tough spot before the season begins. Main issue comes with their star Kyrie Irving, The league is very strict when it comes to its protocols, especially some cities like New York. Hence, because Irving refuses to comply with them, he would miss all home games going into the season. This is the reason the Nets had to make a call.

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Coach Steve Nash said that they had to calculate just how much will Irving miss. However, soon after his statement, Brooklyn put out some major news. They said that they will keep Irving out until he is fully available. This would mean that they won’t allow him to play until he gets in line with the protocols. Kai is yet to go through any procedure and now trade talks are also coming in.

Jun 5, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving (11) reacts after a three point shot against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first quarter of game one in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Many said that Irving would retire if the Nets were to trade him. Now, in a recent Instagram video, he revealed his current position.

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Kyrie Irving not planning on retiring

With so much talk going around the star, Kyrie was quiet all along. This got about assumptions where he would retire from the game if his stint with Brooklyn came to an end. While many believed it to be true due to no answer, KAI put an end to those rumors about himself.

In a recent video, Irving made it clear that people shouldn’t believe he is retiring from the game. He further went on to mention his position and why he isn’t willing to comply. Irving also spoke about how people are being forced to make choices that could affect their families and livelihood altogether.

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Kyrie said: “Don’t believe that I’m retiring. He continued saying: “Don’t believe any of that sh*t man. Like really be aware of what’s being said before I even get a chance to be on a podium and speak for myself. All these people saying all these things about what is going on with me, it’s not true. Pay attention to what’s going on out in the real world. People are losing their jobs to these mandates, people are having to make choices with their own lives which I respect.”

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Irving further explained how he was promised to be given exemptions before the season begins. He stated that he himself couldn’t see this coming. However, the point remains that despite all the things, Kyrie Irving doesn’t plan on leaving the game. There is a chance we get to see him play for another team and KAI is open to those options. He isn’t planning on stepping away which is good news all around.

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If the Nets do trade him, where do you want to see Irving next? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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