“Kyrie Irving Would Retire”: NBA Insider Warns Brooklyn Nets and the League

Published 10/08/2021, 3:00 PM EDT


The big dogs Brooklyn Nets are one of the firm favorites to claim the title in 2022. Possessing a trio of superstars, the chances of them being defeated seem to be dimming. However, this trio could well become a duo very soon. That is, if the recent reports of the Nets wanting to trade star player Kyrie Irving come to fruition.

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According to various reports, Irving’s journey with last year’s Conference semifinalists is coming to an end. The side wishes to trade him in what could be a massive deal. If this were to happen, the Nets will be without their premier guard. The 29-year-old will be forced to find a new home, and not willingly so. But the move could have massive repercussions!

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Kyrie Irving may consider retirement if traded out of Brooklyn Nets

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 15: Kyrie Irving (11) of the Brooklyn Nets reacts to the game slipping away against the Denver Nuggets during the fourth quarter of Denver’s 101-93 win on Thursday, November 14, 2019. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Last year, Kyrie averaged close to 27 points with his franchise. It was a bitter-sweet outing for him, marred by injuries and inconsistencies. Yet, the new season brought with it new hope. Along with Kevin Durant and James Harden, he was going to set the league on fire. But due to some recent complications, this may not be possible. In fact, there are chances that we won’t see the Celtics legend on a basketball ever again. Here’s why.

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As reported by top NBA insider Marc Stein, the 29-year-old is pondering the idea of retirement, if the Nets were to show him the doors. It would potentially be a detrimental end to a magnificent career that has so much more to offer. Stein reports, “There is a belief in some corners of the league that [Kyrie] Irving would retire, or at least deeply ponder it, if Brooklyn [Nets] suddenly traded him.” Many giants of the sport including Shaquille O’Neal and Kendrick Perkins have agreed that the Nets should trade Kyrie. Some potential destinations for him include Minnesota and Philadelphia.

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Although not a certainty, hanging up his boots will perhaps be a move from Kyrie that would leave many fans disappointed. Where do you see the veteran playing next year? Is there a possibility of him staying with his current ‘dream team’? Let’s wait and see what unfolds in the days to come.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a Tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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