‘F*ck That Job’: Twitter Erupts as Kyrie Irving Set To Miss More Games Prior To Much Awaited Brooklyn Nets Return

Published 12/18/2021, 11:44 PM EST
Dec 1, 2021; Newark, New Jersey, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (center, black hat) watches action during the second half of the game between the Seton Hall Pirates and the Wagner Seahawks at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports


The Brooklyn Nets cannot seem to catch a break. The news of one of their superstars finally making his return after a long break had fans thrilled. However, that excitement was quickly subdued when Kyrie Irving immediately entered the league’s health and safety protocols.

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This was however followed by some reactions from the fans.

Kyrie Irving gets trolled for entering health and safety protocols

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Despite all the barriers in their way, whether it has been deliberate player absence or injuries, the Brooklyn Nets have still managed to keep their head above the water. In fact, that’s an understatement of what they have achieved this season. Kyrie Irving hasn’t played a single game this season because of his refusal to abide by the due process during a pandemic. So, Kevin Durant has been leading the team with his monstrous performances.

Now that the Nets have the best record in the Eastern Conference, there has been another hiccup. Not just Kevin Durant, but Irving, who was expected to make his way back as a part-time player for them on road games, have both entered the league’s health and safety protocols.

The thrill to see Irving back didn’t take long to die out. At a time when the Nets need him the most, with Durant also suffering from an injury, Irving’s return has been further delayed. Here’s a look at the varied feelings that transpired among the fans on Twitter.

 

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Hall of Famer Nathaniel Archibald: “I Don’t Watch the Games Anymore Because He Ain’t Playing… Nobody Plays Like Him. Nobody in the World Plays Like This Kid. Kyrie Irving Is Much Better Than Me.”

about 1 month ago

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Will the Brooklyn Nets get past this, too?

Before their matchup against the Orlando Magic, eleven of their players, including Durant, were listed out of the game. This naturally had its consequences, and the Nets lost. This was very embarrassing, considering the Orlando Magic had lost seven straight games before this. In fact, they are the second to last team in the Eastern Conference.

Dec 18, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Orlando Magic center Robin Lopez (33) shoots against Brooklyn Nets forward Blake Griffin (2) during the third quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

This goes to show that the Nets could be in deep trouble if their players don’t start returning to the roster. However, nothing is more important than getting Durant back. It’s true that Irving’s presence will only give them a boost but one can only hope that the team doesn’t lose too much until they make their way back.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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