Kyrie Irving has had a tendency to attract controversy ever since he joined the league. The same thing happened a few days ago, when Irving apparently decided not to play for the Nets due to personal reasons. At the time, no one expected it to become such a huge headline as he was listed out due to personal reasons.
But things started turning south when it was revealed that the Nets had no clue about Irving’s whereabouts. In fact, the Nets’ fixture against the Nuggets was the fourth straight game that Kyrie missed. Right now, everyone wants to know just one thing: Where is Kyrie Irving?
Following his sudden disappearance, a video surfaced of Kyrie Irving enjoying his sister’s birthday. Although it is not confirmed if the video is new or old, the league is currently reviewing it. Meanwhile, NBA analyst Malika Andrews discussed Irving’s chances to return to the organization this week. She said:
“The expectation is that at a minimum Kyrie Irving will miss not only today’s game against Denver but also on Wednesday tomorrow at the New York Knicks. And then also hosting Orlando on Saturday. Those games again he is expected to miss.”
Recently, the Nets have faced a lot of injury troubles, due to which they have struggled to find a stable footing early on this season. They recently got back their superstar Kevin Durant, who was out because of NBA health protocols, but with Irving being out for an extended period, they are back to square one.
This year, the Brooklyn Nets are aiming for the NBA Championship. However, with a bumpy start to their season, things are not looking great for the team. As of now, they are exactly at .500 record with 6 wins and 6 losses in their first 12 games of the season.
Luckily, their schedule looks light for the upcoming games, if they can get over .500 record in Irving’s absence, it will be the best-case scenario for the team. But can Kevin Durant achieve that all by himself? Let us know your views in the comments section below.
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