Basketball Fans Are Sick Of Kyrie Irving’s Games After The Superstar Opts In To Brooklyn Nets Deal

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  • Kyrie Irving has been at the center of swirling rumors regarding his future with the Brooklyn Nets.
  • Reports early Monday indicated that Irving had asked for and had been given permission to seek a sign-and-trade.
  • Irving ended all the talk Monday night by opting in to the final year of his contract.

After all that, weeks of rumors and speculation, Kyrie Irving is going nowhere.

Shams Charania of The Athletic reported Monday night that the Brooklyn Nets superstar point guard is opting into the final year of his contract.

That news comes after countless rumors, first that Irving wasn’t on the same page with the Nets, then that Irving had actually asked and received permission to seek a sign and trade.

The problem?

Nobody really seemed to want to sign and trade for Irving.

That news shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Irving has played just 103 games and missed 123 over the last three seasons in Brooklyn. Because his seemingly aloof attitude, his injury history and his vaccine hesitance, it’s easy to see why franchises see the seven-time NBA All-Star as a ticking time bomb.

But that’s not how Irving sees it.

What exactly is different about opting into $37 million contract? We don’t know! But it’s a bold stance by Irving, who could’ve instead been playing for the $6 million mid-level exception if he truly wanted to play for the Lakers.

Fans across the league seemed to be tired of Irving’s act.


After weeks of weird interviews and crazy headlines, Irving is heading back to Brooklyn and the Nets might well be a formidable force in 2022-23. If, of course, Irving actually takes the court more often than not.