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Kyrie Irving takes to Instagram Live to plead his case though it appears the Brooklyn Nets are not so keen on offering him a $186 million extension.
Kyrie Irving has hit out at reports that he might be retiring. The Brooklyn Nets guard went on Instagram Live to clarify rumors saying, “I’m not retiring and no I’m not leaving this game like this”. He also explained his vaccine situation saying, “I chose to be unvaccinated, and that was my choice. And I would ask y’all just to respect that choice.”
Irving’s decision to remain unvaccinated will also reduce the chances of him signing a $186 million contract extension. Whilst the Nets respects his choice as an individual it’s unlikely they’ll be offering an extension to a part-time player who refuses to be an active member of the team.
Fans are still poking fun at Ben Simmons’ decision not to dunk on Trae Young.
LeBron James has been busy watching Squid Game.
Fans are sick of the Tyler Herro hype already.
Best of r/NBA
Reports of Doc Rivers going off at Rich Paul were well received by Redditors. Many like u/substanceandmodes are still enjoying the drama as it continues to unfold.
Kyrie’s Instagram Live appearance had everyone talking. Many Redditors including u/GiddiOne ridiculed the All-Star’s reasoning.
It was Kyrie once again for this third most upvoted post of the day. The not so shocking news that the Nets won’t be offering him a contract extension had everyone wishing they were in his position instead.
Performance of the Night
Julius Randle: 29 points (11-19 FG), 11 rebounds, 5 assists
The Knicks forward is already playing at an All-Star level. His double-double led New York to a 108-100 victory over Detroit.
Play of the Day
Undrafted rookie Jeff Dowtin Jr gets our play of the day as his buzzer beater sealed a victory for the Orlando Magic.