Kyrie Irving Could Finally Return to the NBA in Shocking Fashion

Published 11/07/2021, 11:11 AM EST


NBA fans seem to be thoroughly enjoying Kyrie Irving and his long-drawn saga with the Brooklyn Nets. The 2016 NBA champion is a part of a formidable trio at the Nets alongside Kevin Durant and James Harden. However, his recent controversy displays a very strained relationship with the franchise. The Nets relegated Kyrie to the sidelines due to their disagreement over his personal decision.

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The Brooklyn Nets have communicated to Kyrie about their disagreements with his personal decision. Kyrie’s decision has racked up quite a lot of controversy in the media and among NBA fans. Different sections of the media and fans support his personal decision, while other sections of media personalities and fans have expressed opposition. According to reports, however, Kyrie could return to the NBA in a bewildering twist.

A New York Post reporter, Brian Lewis, covering the Brooklyn Nets and the NBA hinted at Kyrie’s return. Lewis reported that Kyrie Irving’s name is predicted to appear at the 2022 NBA All-Star Ballot. This could mean that the Nets superstar could appear in the All-Star Game in 2022.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Kyrie Irving as the overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. He subsequently won an NBA championship with the Cavaliers in 2016. He joined his current team, the Brooklyn Nets, as a free agent in 2019 after leaving the Boston Celtics.

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The Brooklyn Nets cruise past Detroit Pistons in Kyrie Irving’s absence

The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Detroit Pistons to extend their winning streak to four games. The Nets racked up another away win at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Nets superstar Kyrie Irving missed the game as he remains absent since the start of the season due to a personal decision.

Feb 9, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) dribbles the ball during the second quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant had an excellent game scoring 29 points while James Harden recorded a triple double for the Nets. Pistons’ rookie Cade Cunningham was the highest scorer for his team with 17 points with Kelly Olynyk adding 14 points to the Pistons’ tally. The Nets will travel to another away game as they face the Toronto Raptors next.

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Shalom Saldanha

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Shalom Saldanha is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his journalism degree, he has previously worked as a sports corresspondent for India Shorts/Business Upturn. A Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks fan, Shalom primarily got into the sport after discovering that he shared a mutual love for Arsenal with the 'Greek Freak'.

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