Kyrie Irving is certainly one of the best basketball players in the NBA, but his name doesn’t come without controversy. Last year many fans believed his NBA career was done for good due to his refusal to adhere to the COVID-19 vaccine mandates. He ended up missing quite a few games as well, and now that seems to be in the past.
However, Kyrie Irving was set to make his return to the NBA soon. Unfortunately, Irving immediately entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols, which simply did no favors to the Brooklyn Nets. Thankfully, Irving did return recently for a practice game. Irving also made it clear that he missed the rhythm of the game after his return.
Irving had many detractors who believed he wouldn’t be in any shape to compete after missing out on so many games. Naturally, his teammate Kevin Durant came to Irving’s defence.
According to a report by Shams Charania of The Athletic on Twitter, who has been on point with his reporting, Kyrie Irving is set to make his basketball return this week as he is likely to compete on Wednesday night as the Nets will be squaring off against the Indiana Pacers in Indiana.
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is expected to make his season debut Wednesday on the road against the Indiana Pacers, sources tell @TheAthletic@Stadium. After missing the Nets’ first 35 games of the season, Irving has targeted Wednesday for his return.
With Kyrie Irving back in the saddle, there is no doubt that The Brooklyn Nets will have a much better time this season as they were already performing well thanks to Kevin Durant.