Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets are about to get serious. A wild season that saw Irving miss a ton of games due to his refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19 has met the team with mixed success. Kyrie recently reflected on the Nets home debut after the vaccine mandate got lifted.
Since New York City Mayor Eric Adams withdrew the city’s private sector vaccine mandate earlier this week, Kyrie Irving, who is slated to make his home debut for the Brooklyn Nets, spoke to Complex where he said he’s been pinching himself. Due to local limitations on unvaccinated athletes, Irving has been held out of all of the Nets’ home games this season.
Please take my comment seriously when I say I’ve been pinching myself since Wednesday and Thursday because there was a time where I got my hopes really, really high and all the air just got let out. I didn’t want to get too excited. Still tonight, I’m trying to stay focused on this game. But I know tomorrow will eventually come and I’m looking forward to playing back in Brooklyn.
Irving also talked about his long-term plans, revealing that he has no intention of leaving Kevin Durant in Brooklyn when his contract expires. The All-Star point guard’s contract includes a player option, which means he may chose to stay in Brooklyn next season and earn $36.5 million.
Kyrie Irving led the Brooklyn Nets to a dominant victory in Orlando recently. The Nets are fighting for playoff position in the Eastern Conference. Kyrie proved just how valuable he was as he lit up the Magic in an unprecedented performance. Kyrie Irving is currently laser-focused on success in the second half of the season.
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