Actually, the Brooklyn Nets are considered a big favorite for the NBA title. Once again, however, they might somehow beat themselves.
Continues to make headlines: Brooklyn’s idiosyncratic star Kyrie Irving.
Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving have only stood on the court together for 332 minutes, which is not even seven full games. And for the time being there won’t be a minute. Because the so-called super team formed in 2020, which narrowly came up against the eventual champion Milwaukee Bucks in the past Eastern Conference semi-finals, mainly because of major injury concerns, is again facing an internal problem.
Irving, who is not the first time unconventionally, will no longer be an active part of the team – at least for the time being. The Nets have excluded the development player from both training and play because the 29-year-old does not want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and is thus violating conditions.
“Don’t think I’ll retire. Don’t think I’ll give up this game for a compulsory vaccination,” Irving made clear. “I do what is best for me. I know the consequences and if that means that I will be judged and demoned for it, then that’s the way it is,” said Irving now via Instagram. “Do you really think I want to quit my job? I stand for so many things that are bigger than this game, and right now it’s not just about basketball,” said Irving on Thursday in an emotional video to his fans that was published by ” Sky Sport News “aired. “It’s not always about money, but it’s my life. I can do what I want with it.”