- Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets have reportedly struggled to come to terms on a new contract extension.
- The latest report from Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News says Irving has asked for and been granted permission to seek a sign-and-trade.
- Basketball fans are absolutely loving watching Brooklyn’s super team fall apart.
It was all good just a week ago…
At least, it seems like that for the Brooklyn Nets. A year after touting a big three with Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving, that all seems to be crumbling to pieces.
Brooklyn then traded Harden to the Philadelphia 76ers for Ben Simmons at the deadline and now it looks as if the other two stars could be out the door as well.
Irving and the Nets have been at odds over a contract extension for what seems like ages now. Now it appears that’s coming to a head as Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News Reports.
Sources: Kyrie Irving has requested and received permission from the Nets to find sign-and-trade offers from other teams. Kevin Durant still hasn't spoken to Nets front office. Russell Westbrook to Brooklyn remains unlikely. More for @NYDNSports https://t.co/SQ0hZxL4fm
— Kristian Winfield (@Krisplashed) June 27, 2022
Irving has reported asked and been granted permission to seek a sign-and-trade out of Brooklyn. The report goes on to say that “the belief among both league and player circles is that Irving is gone…”
That would leave just Durant in a Nets uniform following any trade, and he may already be planning an exit with one NBA superstar already recruiting him heavily.
Basketball fans have little sympathy for Brooklyn. Instead, they’re laying into the organization on Twitter.
So the Nets are going to be losing KD and Kyrie soon? Oh well… https://t.co/HcAmqY2L7A pic.twitter.com/qeGIoS4ylL
— Brit (@britrobotista) June 27, 2022
The Brooklyn Gentrifiers are finished as a basketball institution. https://t.co/de7zhCt7In pic.twitter.com/vMdCvOB85e
— nope.🇻🇨 (@FEELZ_____) June 27, 2022
Nets really keeping up with tradition https://t.co/lueBEZZKdJ pic.twitter.com/z5bv4CI9dS
— Depressed Cowboys Fan (@ChickenColeman) June 27, 2022
I can’t help but laugh at all those Nets fans that had so much to say. They traded for Ben Simmons and it just went downhill from there. LITERALLY! 😭 https://t.co/iAZKhh1aZ6 pic.twitter.com/glP5MRMMKE
— Nesh. (@TheMissesSmith) June 27, 2022
Twitter will always take an opportunity to get jokes off. That’s even more true when it’s at the expense of the Nets.