Interesting Update on Kyrie Irving As He Gets Spotted at Basketball Game

Published 11/10/2021, 10:31 PM EST
Apr 5, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) reacts after a call during the second half against the New York Knicks at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports


The Nets’ loss against the Chicago Bulls was just a little bump in the road after their five-game winning streak. The NY-based team, without Kyrie Irving, jumped back on the horse and handed the Orlando Magic a 123-90 defeat to mark a quick return. With this, their record in the Eastern Conference has improved to 8-4.

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Meanwhile, their star player Kyrie, whose absence is still hurting them somehow, is making an appearance elsewhere.

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Kyrie Irving attends a college basketball game

While his teammates are trying to get by through all the struggles, Kyrie Irving was spotted at Seton Hall, enjoying the Pirates welcome another college team of New Jersey named Fairleigh Dickinson. But he wasn’t alone. Giving him company was former NBA player, Tim Thomas, who last played for the Dallas Mavericks during the 2009-2010 campaign.

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It seems like the point guard showed up for the game to support his friend Bryce Aiken, who is a guard at Seton Hall. Kyrie, who attended the same high school as Aiken, was seen clapping each time Aiken dropped a bucket, who ended the night with 15 points and won the game.

With Irving not talking to the media, Thomas gave some insights into what he is up to. As per him, the Nets guard is in “good spirits” and is even working out. In fact, he also revealed, “We spoke about doing some upcoming things with NJ and Jersey basketball. Be on the lookout.”

Brooklyn Nets surviving without him and surviving well

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The Brooklyn Nets had no option but to prohibit Kyrie from taking part in games and practices because of all that unfolded in the off-season. So, similar to last year, fans will not be seeing much of the trio that stirred so much hype in the 2020 offseason. All this because until they reach a consensus, the 29-year-old will have to sit out.

However, Kevin Durant seems to have it covered for them. James Harden might be struggling on the court, but KD is in better form than ever. Not only is he making a good case for himself as an MVP, but he is also carrying the entire team on his shoulders. Just like he did last season.

Nov 10, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) and forward Kevin Durant (7) talk against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

By the looks of it, they are still one of the title-contending teams. Since there is no sign of Kyrie’s return, the only question is, how long can the roster only rely on Durant’s performance? Will he be able to get past more competitive teams of the East without help?

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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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