Kyrie Irving RUMORS & NEWS

  • League Fines Kyrie Irving, Nets $35K Apiece

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA (Twitter link) has announced that it is fining both All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving and his team, the Nets, for violating league rules surrounding postgame interview availability, due to Irving’s continuing resistance against partaking in media conversations after..." May 05

  • Kyrie Irving available for Brooklyn Nets

    Sportsnaut "Kyrie Irving is apparently back in the lineup Friday night while Kevin Durant will be sitting out when the Brooklyn Nets host the Portland Trail Blazers. Irving missed Thursday’s 130-113 road victory over the Indiana Pacers due to groin soreness. He wasn’t listed on the..." April 30

  • Nets' Kyrie Irving: Out vs. Pacers

    CBS Sports "Irving is out Thursday against the Pacers due to right groin soreness, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Irving is coming off a nine-point performance against the Raptors where he shot 3-for-13 from the field... " April 29

  • Stephen A. Smith: “Kevin Durant And Kyrie Irving Will Regret Choosing The Nets Over The Knicks”

    Fadeaway World "Stephen A. Smith can’t be happier about the New York Knicks’ current moment and he’s letting everybody know that his team is doing very impressive things in the past couple of games. They currently have the longest winning streak in the league and nobody knows when they will..." April 26

  • Isiah Thomas Says Kyrie Irving Is An MVP Candidate

    Fadeaway World "Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid are widely considered to be this season’s primary MVP candidates, and it’s clear to see why. They’ve got the numbers, the wins, and the talent to end up with the trophy. But, according to NBA legend Isiah Thomas, there’s another..." April 26

  • Nets Kyrie Irving Confirms the Latest Rumor About Him Is True

    Heavy "Seven-time All-Star Kyrie Irving has been on a tear since returning from a three-game absence from the Brooklyn Nets last week. On the season, Irving is averaging 27.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 6.3 assists for the Brooklyn Nets. Kyrie Confirms That He..." April 24

  • ‘I would have never been in college:’ NBA fines, from Kyrie Irving to Draymond Green, have a story to tell

    The Athletic "Draymond Green knows all too well the piercing screech of a referee’s whistle and hands quickly forming a T. He’s perennially in the top 10 in technical fouls called, and twice in the last five seasons has committed more of them than any other player. Each tech he draws..." April 22

  • Kevin Love Wants To See LeBron James vs. Kyrie Irving In The Finals

    Cavaliers Nation "LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving teamed up to win the 2016 NBA title while playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now, Love is the only player of the trio that remains in Cleveland, as Irving is currently playing for the Brooklyn Nets and James is on..." April 20

  • How far can Nets go if Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving aren't all healthy?

    USA Today "Kevin Durant had been back in the Brooklyn Nets lineup for less than two weeks when he suffered his latest injury. Durant left the Nets' game Sunday against the Miami Heat early in the first quarter after suffering what the team called a left thigh contusion. He scored..." April 19

  • Kyrie Irving says it’s time for all of us to retire the N-word

    The Athletic "Kyrie Irving is 100 percent right. The N-word needs to be put to sleep. It is a most wretched word, in all of its iterations: with “er” at the end of it, as well as “ga.” The former is, of course, the most vile curse word in human history, a..." April 16

  • Stephen A. Smith Blasts Nets Stars For Sitting Games: “LeBron James Is The Only Player Who’s Earned Time Off.”

    Fadeaway World "When it comes to the newest trends among the NBA community, the Brooklyn Nets have become rather famous for their extreme implementation of them. Besides the fact that they’ve teammates up three of the league’s top stars, all of their “big three” has missed time for..." April 15

  • Ranking The Top 10 Most Unguardable Players In The NBA Right Now

    Fadeaway World "Offensive players in today’s NBA have more power than ever. With limited defensive resistance and the surprisingly soft refereeing in the game, the best offensive players are unstoppable right now. But there are levels. Some superstar players cannot be defended by any single..." April 14

  • Brandon Tierney Isn't a Fan of Kyrie Irving Taking 'Personal Days'

    The Big Lead "Kyrie Irving has decided to step away from the Brooklyn Nets for "personal reasons." It's something he's done multiple times this season, and the most recent stint cost him three games. While we don't know what the issue is or why he's taking time off,..." April 12

  • Stephen A. Smith suggests Kyrie Irving should give Nets some money back

    Larry Brown Sports "Stephen A. Smith has been critical of Kyrie Irving this season for the time Irving has spent away from the Brooklyn Nets, and the ESPN personality hinted on Monday that he believes the team deserves at least a partial refund for it. The Nets’ game against the Timberwolves has..." April 12

  • Kyrie Irving out Monday for personal reasons

    TSN "Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving will miss Monday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves due to personal reasons, tweets The Athletic's Shams Charania. Irving played in Brooklyn's lopsided loss to the Los Angeles Lakers Saturday night and was ejected..." April 11

  • Nets' Kyrie Irving, Lakers' Dennis Schroder ejected after heated exchange

    Sporting News "Saturday night's contest between the Nets and Lakers was already missing a ton of star power before the game even started, as Los Angeles forwards LeBron James and Anthony Davis and Brooklyn guard James Harden were all sitting out with injuries. Then Kyrie Irving and Dennis Schroder..." April 11

  • Nets Big 3 Will Have to Learn How to Play Together on the Fly in the Playoffs

    The Big Lead "It was only three short months ago that the Brooklyn Nets traded every draft pick they possibly could, along with Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen, to assemble arguably the most offensively talented Big 3 of all-time. Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie..." April 07

  • Damian Lillard has funny reaction to Kyrie Irving teasing his celebration

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving came close to stealing Damian Lillard’s swag on Monday, and now Lillard is having a little bit of fun with it. The Brooklyn Nets star Irving exploded for 40 points in a win over the New York Knicks. After hitting a clutch shot in the fourth quarter, Irving teased..." April 06

  • Kyrie Irving On Taking Care Of Loved Ones For God

    Black Sports Online "Kyrie Irving continues to embody the good Samaritan behavior when it comes to giving and helping others. According to his Twitter account, Irving stated “parents, relatives and orphans” should be the ones we give to because “God is aware.” Irving has..." April 06

  • Kyrie Irving Calls Out NBA’s Shortened Schedule After Loss To Bulls

    Heavy "Despite the Chicago Bulls coming into Sunday’s matchup on a six-game losing streak, the Brooklyn Nets knew that it would not be easy to come out of the United Center with a win. Brooklyn was without two of their All-Stars in James Harden and Kevin Durant as..." April 04

  • Kyrie Irving to Be Available for Nets vs. Timberwolves After 3-Game Absence

    Bleacher Report "Kyrie Irving will return for the Brooklyn Nets for Monday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Head coach Steve Nash confirmed Irving is available to play, but Kevin Durant and Landry Shamet will continue to be out. The..." March 28

  • Nets' Kyrie Irving out for three-game road trip

    CBS Sports "The nature of Irving's latest personal issue is unknown, but he'll miss at least the next three games as the Nets head out on a trip that takes them through Portland, Utah and Detroit. With Landry Shamet (ankle) also likely to miss all three contests, Bruce Brown and Tyler Johnson..." March 22

  • Kyrie Irving’s Response To Critics Earns Him Shoutout From Naomi Osaka

    Heavy "Brooklyn Nets All-Star Kyrie Irving is a pioneer for equality in not only women’s basketball but women’s sports all around. As a result, the support is equally reciprocated by women athletes across the board. The latest athlete to show their support for Irving is..." March 21

  • Kyrie Irving (groin) to return vs. Magic

    TSN "The shorthanded Brooklyn Nets will have at least some reinforcement when point guard Kyrie Irving returns to the lineup on Friday night against the Orlando Magic. Irving, 28, missed Wednesday's 124-115 victory over the Indiana Pacers with groin soreness. " March 19

  • Kyrie Irving slams NCAA for treatment of women's players at NCAA Tournament

    Yardbarker "Kyrie Irving has always been one of the biggest supporters of women's basketball. When players elected not to participate in the WNBA's bubble last summer due to COVID-19, the Brooklyn Nets star donated $1.5 million to help pay their salaries through his KAI Empowerment..." March 19

  • Kyrie Irving Won't Play vs. Pacers Because of Groin Injury

    Bleacher Report "Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving is out for Wednesday's game vs. the Indiana Pacers with right groin soreness, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. Irving is in the midst of his second season with the Nets after appearing in just 20..." March 17

  • Kyrie Irving Slams Critics for 'S--t-Talking' Him, Former Celtics Teammates

    The Spun "It’s no secret that Kyrie Irving didn’t exactly leave the Boston Celtics in 2019 on the best of terms with the team. But after yesterday’s game against his former team, Kyrie attempted to silence one narrative about his time in Boston. After a..." March 12

  • Former Boston Celtics Players Are Playing Great This Season

    Fadeaway World "There have been many great players who have played for the Boston Celtics in years past. Sometimes, they end up staying, and other times they end up leaving. Such is life in the NBA in the era of player empowerment: players can switch teams at a moment’s notice. The Boston Celtics..." March 09

  • Kyrie Irving could face more punishment for skipping out on All-Star media session

    Larry Brown Sports "A pawn at All-Star Weekend is apparently still a pawn in Kyrie Irving’s eyes. The Brooklyn Nets star skipped out on his scheduled All-Star media session on Sunday. Marc Berman of the New York Post notes that Irving could face punishment from the NBA for the no-show...." March 07

  • Kyrie Irving shows DeAndre Jordan connection with crazy alley-oop

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets duo of Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan wanted to put on a show for the fans during Tuesday’s matchup against the San Antonio Spurs. They did exactly that with this eyebrow-raising alley-oop play that should be a shoo-in as one of the best plays..." March 01

  • Shaquille O’Neal: 5 stars he believes can surpass Kobe Bryant’s 81 points

    Clutch Points "Kobe Bryant’s 81-point performance against the Toronto Raptors in 2006 is one of the best performances in NBA history. Shaquille O’Neal, who played with Bryant on the Los Angeles Lakers, recently revealed a list of five players who could surpass Bryant’s explosion during..." March 01

  • Kyrie Irving posts a strange tweet about Europeans and Americans

    The Sports Rush "Kyrie Irving has always been a weirdo, and we have many instances to support this claim. However, the Nets guard outdid himself today. Irving has had what seems like an endless stream of weird incidents, comments and some plainly nonsensical actions in his past. As good as Kyrie is..." March 01

  • Steve Nash downplays any concerns about Kyrie Irving’s shoulder injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving is not playing in the Brooklyn Nets’ game on Saturday night due to a shoulder injury, but the situation does not sound serious. Nets head coach Steve Nash talked prior to the game about Irving’s absence. “I don’t think it’s serious;..." February 28

  • Jeff Green talks misunderstood Kyrie Irving, everything Nets

    New York Post "Nets big man Jeff Green takes a shot at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: Is this the best NBA team you’ve ever been on? A: You should ask me that in July. … It has the potential to be, 1,000 percent. Q: What is it about this team you..." February 28

  • Brooklyn Nets to be without Kyrie Irving (shoulder) vs. Dallas Mavericks

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will miss Saturday's game against the Dallas Mavericks for what the team has said is "right shoulder injury recovery." The Nets were already without Kevin Durant, who has been ruled out through the..." February 27

  • Kyrie Irving’s Missed Games Could Soon Cost Him Financially

    Heavy "The Brooklyn Nets, winners of eight straight games heading into Saturday’s contest against the Dallas Mavericks at Barclays Center, continue to rise in the standings — and that’s despite the absence of Kevin Durant, whose lingering hamstring injury will cost him a..." February 27

  • Kyrie Irving Pushes For Kobe Bryant To Be NBA Logo

    Hoops Rumors "After advocating for the change on Instagram, Nets guard Kyrie Irving doubled down on his belief that legend Kobe Bryant should be depicted on the NBA logo. “We want to set a standard and precedent, like this is excellence,” Irving..." February 27

  • Nets using injured Spencer Dinwiddie as trade bait to upgrade around Big 3

    Clutch Points "With the NBA trade deadline quickly approaching, the Brooklyn Nets are rumored to be shopping Spencer Dinwiddie to upgrade their roster. Dinwiddie fell to injury back in January, and after the front office traded for James Harden, the Nets bench squad is rather..." February 26

  • Kyrie Irving Calls for Kobe Bryant to Be the New NBA Logo

    Complex "Kyrie Irving reignited the discussion around changing the NBA logo to Kobe Bryant with an Instagram post on Wednesday. The Brooklyn Nets point guard shared a mock-up/tribute of the late Bryant in the place of the silhouette of Jerry West, who occupies the..." February 24

  • Vanessa Bryant supports Kyrie Irving’s proposed NBA logo

    Clutch Points "Vanessa Bryant, the wife of Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant, is in full support of Kyrie Irving’s proposition to make the Black Mamba the new NBA logo. The Brooklyn Nets guard posted an action shot of Kobe Bryant for the NBA logo and..." February 24

  • Kyrie Irving: Nets Will See Lakers 'Down the Line'; 'Everybody Wants That'

    Bleacher Report "Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving said Friday that the Nets will see the Los Angeles Lakers again "down the line" following Thursday's encounter between the teams. The Nets beat the Lakers 109-98 on Thursday, but L.A. was without superstar big man..." February 19

  • Kyrie Irving Disrespectfully Mocks LeBron James For Missing Free Throw

    BroBible "It seems like Kyrie Irving still doesn’t like LeBron James. Back when Kevin Durant joined the Brooklyn Nets, Irving took a not-so-subtle shot at LeBron’s shooting ability when he said he felt like he was the first option on every team he played on including the 2016 Cavs..." February 19

  • New Study Says These Are the Most Trolled NBA Players on Twitter

    Complex "A data compilation from TopRatedCasinos.co.uk claims to have learned who the most trolled player in the NBA is. In order to crown someone with this unwanted designation they compiled around 3,000 tweets sent at various players around the league from October 2020 to January 2021...." February 17

  • Kyrie Irving ruled out for Tuesday’s game vs. Suns

    Draftkings Nation "Brooklyn Nets PG Kyrie Irving has been ruled out for Tuesday’s game vs. the Phoenix Suns due to back tightness. The Nets are coming off a big win over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night and are on the second of a road back-to-back, which could be why Irving is..." February 16

  • Legendary Point Guard Rod Strickland Makes Bold Claim About Kyrie Irving

    Heavy "Last night the Brooklyn Nets had an impressive 134-117 win over Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Kyrie Irving led the Nets in scoring with 23 points to go along with 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Kyrie continues to defy the laws of gravity with his layup package. It..." February 14

  • Kyrie Irving: "James Harden, you’re the point guard and I’m the 2-guard”

    The Sports Rush "On Saturday night, the Nets managed to defeat Stephen Curry and his Warriors 134-117. Irving finished with 23 points, Durant had 20 points and Harden finished with a 19-point and 16-assists double-double in the win. Post-game Irving was speaking to the reporters about the change in..." February 14

  • Kyrie Irving’s hurt finger causes issues: ‘It sucks’

    New York Post "Kyrie Irving returned from his one-game absence wearing tape on his injured right index finger. He was effective — but hardly efficient and nowhere near pain-free. “It sucks, man,” Irving said of the injury after Tuesday’s 122-111 loss in Detroit...." February 11

  • Kyrie Irving blames Nets struggles on COVID protocols, how they're officiated

    CBS Sports "Brooklyn's three-headed monster of Kyrie Irving, James Harden and Kevin Durant hasn't exactly turned the Nets into the juggernaut that they expected to be. Through 26 games, Brooklyn is only 14-12. While they've managed to string together several..." February 10

  • According To Kyrie Irving The Nets Look 'Very Average'

    Bleacher Report "The Brooklyn Nets fell to 14-12 after the 6-18 Detroit Pistons beat them 122-111 on Tuesday night, which was their third loss in a row. After the game, Nets point guard Kyrie Irving told reporters that the team looks "very average" at the moment..." February 10

  • Kyrie Irving Debuts His Newest Accessory: A Walking Stick

    Heavy "While in Philadelphia for the Brooklyn Nets’ game against the 76ers on Saturday, Kyrie Irving stepped out in a pair of Air Jordan 1s, what appeared to be a New Jersey Nets hat, and a walking stick. The photo of Irving was posted to Instagram late Saturday night by..." February 07