The Brooklyn Nets Are On The Verge Of Losing A Superstar And Fans Have Plenty To Say About It

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  • The latest report from Shams Charania of The Athletic says Kyrie Irving could leave the Brooklyn Nets.
  • Charania names the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers as interested teams.
  • NBA fans are already clowning the Nets.

The last year has been tumultuous, to say the least, for Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets.

From missing games to his vaccine status, to admitting that he “let the team down,” to saying that he wants to help “manage the franchise” moving forward, things just haven’t gone according to plan.

Now, the plan might be over altogether.

Shams Charania Reports Kyrie Irving And Nets Reach Impasse

The Nets and Irving have reached an impasse in contract negotiations, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Irving has a player option for 2022-23 and has until the 29th to decide whether to exercise if. If he does, he can still sign an improved extension with Brooklyn.

But Charania’s latest report says that talks between the two sides have hit a standstill.

Irving said “I don’t really plan on going anywhere” on April 25 after the Nets were eliminated from the playoffs by the Boston Celtics. Celtics fans, of course, rolled their eyes at the comments.

Since then talks between the Nets and Irving have fallen apart. Charania states that the Lakers, Knicks and Clippers would be the most interested teams. Though Los Angeles would need to facilitate a trade due to lack of cap space.  The Clippers are in a similar situation, though New York could create enough cap space to the superstar point guard.

NBA Twitter had plenty to say about the matter, as per usual.

Some questioned the decision-making of fellow star Kevin Durant.

While those in Cleveland seemed particularly interested.

Which new team will Kyrie Irving destroy from the inside out? Find out on our next episode!