‘Unhappy’: Fresh Reports Suggest the Brooklyn Nets Front Office Never Really Trusted Kyrie Irving

Published 10/12/2021, 10:30 PM EDT
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


Kyrie Irving is undoubtedly a Hall of Fame caliber athlete. However, if a team, take the Brooklyn Nets, relies too much on him, it would not be a wise investment. This, because Ky is like that wonderful stock that promises high returns but comes at a great risk. No one better than Joseph C. Tsai, a billionaire businessman and the Nets owner understands this. 

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In the past few weeks, the hiatus surrounding Kyrie has only gone from bad to worse. As a result, the Nets are yet again unable to play their Big Three together. But is it that the Brooklyn-based organization already saw this coming? 

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The Brooklyn Nets were prepared for the uncertainties involving Kyrie Irving

As per a source, the Brooklyn Nets owner, Hong-Kong Canadian Joseph Tsai, was prepared in advance for one such situation. In fact, his sole reason behind giving the James Harden trade a green flag had a lot to do with Kyrie Irving and his instability. 

Joseph took the leadership position in Brooklyn the same year when Kyrie and Kevin Durant joined the organization. He saw first hand how Kyrie’s return after his injury was filled with controversies.

Last year, the 7x All-Star missed 18 regular-season games and many of them, for no reason whatsoever. In the beginning, he created a stir by declining to give media interviews and then faced a health & safety protocol issue. All this confirmed to a wise Tsai that he must have a back-up plan.

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So what’s next from here?

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The Nets organization could have allowed the 1x NBA Champion to play the road games, but they chose against it. So currently, he can not even join the Nets for practice, let alone play the games.

Nets coach Steve Nash had already accepted that they’re planning the season as if they won’t have a player named Kyrie on the playing roster. So even if Kevin Durant wants Kyrie to be with the squad, chances are slim that his return is anywhere near. 

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This looks like a total bottleneck situation with Ky and the Nets. It looks like the controversial star only has those outdoor practices to join now. What do you think about the whole situation? Help us know in the comments below.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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