Kyrie Irving has been missing from the Brooklyn Nets for almost a week and it doesn’t seem like he’s coming back anytime soon.
On Monday afternoon it was revealed that Irving would miss his fourth straight game and head coach Steve Nash didn’t have an update on his status
Kyrie Irving (personal reasons) is listed as out against Denver on Tuesday. It will be the fourth game he has missed.
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) January 11, 2021
Steve Nash says there is no update on Kyrie Irving's status.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) January 11, 2021
An alleged video of Irving at a large gathering breaking Covid-19 protocol surfaced on the Internet on Monday night.
Videos have surfaced of Kyrie Irving at a large birthday gathering alongside his sister, Asia.
Kyrie’s sister & dad have birthdays this week.
Given the size of the gathering & now public nature of it, Kyrie might now have to undergo a quarantine period before returning. https://t.co/McrYtFH9XK pic.twitter.com/U4T1KAvMTl
— Billy Reinhardt (@BillyReinhardt) January 12, 2021
Apparently, Irving was celebrating his sister Asia’s 30th birthday party.
Kyrie Irving really out here living his best life without KD and Steve Nash?? He let people worry about him 🤣🤣 #NBA #NBATwitter pic.twitter.com/RMQHObaTXq
— youtube.com/sbscreen ➐ (@sbscreen) January 12, 2021
It has been reported by various media outlets that Irving is currently sitting because he’s upset about what happened at US Capitol last week.
“Kyrie is very upset about everything that is going on in this country.”
A source close to Kyrie Irving’s camp told The Association that Irving did not play because he is protesting against the riots at the U.S. Capitol, and the Breonna Taylor verdict.https://t.co/BucA3kP8BD
— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) January 8, 2021
It’s unclear how the NBA will handle the Kyrie situation and if they’ll investigate the video of him partying but he’ll likely have to quarantine for a bit before he’s allowed to return to play.