‘What Has Kyrie Achieved Without LeBron’: Warriors’ Andre Iguodala Shut Down by Fans After Outrageous Kyrie Irving Take

Published 10/21/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
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)


With the National Basketball Association celebrating its 75th anniversary this season, it will follow tradition as well. Back in 1996, when they had completed 50 years, they took out a list of the top 50 players in the league’s history. This won’t be any different as the league has planned to do the same with 75 names this time. However, to maintain some mystery, the names are being announced in parts. And to Andre Iguodala’s surprise, Kyrie Irving is nowhere to be seen on it, but that’s not how the fans feel.

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Fans disagree with Andre Iguodala’s comment on Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving isn’t a stranger to making headlines. Unfortunately, it is almost always for his controversial statements and behavior. Right now, the Brooklyn Nets star is already facing criticism because of his refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine. And the consequences of these actions have to be faced by the franchise, who will not have their entire ‘Big Three’, once again.

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Fans have been waiting to see the James Harden, Kyrie, and Kevin Durant trio wreak havoc on the court. But that could be a while before it happens. Till then, Irving has once again, found himself in another debate altogether. With the top 75 list coming out in breaks, the first 25 were released on Tuesday, the next 25 on Wednesday, but the remaining 25 will come out on Thursday.

Even before that, Iguodala is visibly upset over Irving’s name not being mentioned in it. He wrote on Twitter, So y’all saying Kyrie Irving ain’t top 75? I agree… he top 20 at least…”. However, most fans did not hold the same opinion and angrily responded to the Tweet as well.

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Should the Brooklyn Nets star have any hope?

Other than making the championship-winning shot during the 2016 NBA Finals, Kyrie’s legacy doesn’t hold a candle to any of the legends whose names have been added to the list. Moreover, his turbulent behavior does not help his case, either.

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 14: Kyrie Irving (11) of the Brooklyn Nets takes the court against the Denver Nuggets during the first quarter on Thursday, November 14, 2019. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

An unwillingness to cooperate with the league’s health and safety protocols will only lessen his chances to be in the top 75 and missing a season, even more. Do you side with Iguodala? Or the plethora of fans who feel otherwise?

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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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