WATCH: Kyrie Irving Provides Huge Teaser to His Return Just Hours After Rumors

Published 12/14/2021, 9:35 AM EST
Apr 5, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) gestures to fans before a game against the New York Knicks at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports


Nets star Kyrie Irving hasn’t featured for the franchise since the beginning of the season. After a string of injuries last year which cut the team’s season short, Kyrie was longing for a return. After a long time, the trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving were set to reunite. However, it wasn’t meant to be. Over the past few months, there were reports that the 29-year-old may not ever return for Brooklyn, and may not ever return at all. But now, he has given a major update regarding his return.

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A Boston Celtics legend, Kyrie Irving has been a vital cog in every franchise he has represented. In addition, he also aided LeBron James during his time with the Cavaliers. After switching to the Brooklyn Nets in 2019, the 7-time All-star set out to win an NBA championship. However, some unfortunate circumstances, paired up with injury concerns have denied him the golden treasure of franchise basketball. And after the 2020-21 season, his disagreements with the Nets management saw him warming the bench. Owing to a personal decision, it has been a tough set of months for him.

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VIDEO: Kyrie Irving provides update regarding much-awaited return

Ever since the Brooklyn management took the call not to allow Kyrie to play for them, he has been posting a set of cryptic messages on social media. The star guard never really threatened retirement, but hasn’t been seen on-court for a long time. Recently however, reports emerged that the starlet will be returning, as early as the beginning of 2022. If he changes his mind with regard to choice, the Nets will allow him back for sure.

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In a latest Instagram story, Irving has teased a potential return. He is seen trying on basketball sneakers, which could mean that he is eyeing a return to the court. A few days ago, Kyrie attended a women’s basketball game, to uphold his idol Kobe Bryant’s dream. On the other hand, his ultimate dream is to win the NBA Championship, and a return may just be his only way to achieving that. He puts on some custom white sneakers, along with what seems like full basketball attire.

May 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) and Brooklyn Nets forward Blake Griffin (2) and Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) react during the first half against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Rest assured, Kyrie Irving has dropped a huge hint on his return. When do you think the experienced campaigner will make his awaited return? In addition, will it be for Brooklyn, or someone else? It’s going to be an interesting set of days!

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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

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