Kyrie Irving RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kyrie Irving For Ben Simmons: A Blockbuster Trade To Bolster Both Nets And Sixers

    Fadeaway World "The two players that are causing the most off-court drama are Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons. Irving is refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccination even though he is playing in the city of New York, where he will not be allowed to play at home. Of course, Irving is the only factor preventing the..." October 16

  • Stan Van Gundy On Kyrie Irving: "He's Not Giving A Voice To The Voiceless. I'm Not Buying That."

    Yardbarker "Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets have been at the center of the NBA media world, thanks to Irving's unwillingness to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Perhaps the craziest part of the whole situation is that Irving himself claims he is not anti-vaxx. Rather, he says he's against the..." October 16

  • 3 Nets players who will need to step up in the event of a Kyrie Irving absence

    Clutch Points "The Nets have made the decision that star point guard Kyrie Irving will not be allowed to play in road games or practice with the team as long as he is unvaccinated and therefore ineligible to play in home games in Brooklyn. As of this writing, that means he would be out for the..." October 15

  • Stephen A. Smith and Stephon Marbury engage in all-out war over Kyrie Irving’s anti-vax drama

    MSN.com "Nets superstar Kyrie Irving has become one of the biggest stories of the year. After making a highly controversial choice, the guy essentially disqualified himself from playing this season, a loss that the Nets will feel deeply. October 15

  • Kyrie Irving Agrees That There Will Never Be Another Michael Jordan

    Fadeaway World "Michael Jordan is widely considered the greatest basketball player of all time. Even though other legends like LeBron James or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar often fight for that spot with the Chicago Bulls icon, most fans worship His Airness after taking the NBA to the next level in the..." October 15

  • ESPN’s Jay Williams received death wishes after defending Kyrie Irving

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay Williams and Stephen A. Smith got into a heated debate this week over Kyrie Irving’s decision to not get the COVID-19 vaccine, and Williams says people have wished death upon him over the stance he took. During Wednesday’s edition of ESPN’s “First..." October 15

  • 3 Players For Brooklyn Nets To Consider In Kyrie Irving Trade

    NBA Analysis "While they are championship contenders in the Eastern Conference, the Brooklyn Nets path to an NBA championship definitely got harder this week when the organization decided to keep Kyrie Irving out of practices and away games. Irving is not vaccinated and as a result, he is ineligible to play..." October 15

  • The Kyrie Irving Conundrum

    The Ringer "OK. Here we go. [Sighs heavily, puts head in hands.] No, seriously, we need to do this. [Slowly lowers head to desk, leaves it resting facedown.] .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid #eee;border-bottom:1px solid..." October 15

  • Best & Worst Trade Destinations For Kyrie Irving

    NBA Analysis "The Brooklyn Nets recently made the difficult decision to hold NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving out of their games for the foreseeable future. Brooklyn will not have him play in games until he can become a full-time player, something that likely isn’t going to happen anytime..." October 15

  • Nets' Kevin Durant Hasn't Spoken with Kyrie Irving

    ESPN "Kevin Durant said he wishes "none of this stuff would happen" but that he isn't upset that Kyrie Irving is not with the Brooklyn Nets. Durant said he has not spoken to Irving since the Nets decided on Tuesday that their starting point guard will not practice or play with..." October 15

  • No, Kyrie Irving isn't going to shut up and dribble

    Yahoo! Sports "Kyrie Irving is refusing to shut up and dribble. Good for him. This is still America, or so it says on the door. It doesn’t matter what his opinion is, he’s free to express it … and, of course, embrace the consequences. October 15

  • Nets’ Steve Nash ‘didn’t listen’ to Kyrie Irving’s Instagram Live

    New York Post "For the foreseeable future, Kyrie Irving is done playing and practicing with the Nets. And they would love to be done talking about him. Irving tried to clear the air Wednesday night, but instead just muddied the waters. In a long social media monologue he discussed his refusal to get..." October 15

  • Potential Options If the Nets Decide to Trade Kyrie Irving

    Complex "When do the games actually start to matter?  The answer to that question, of course, is Tuesday. That’s when the NBA regular-season mercifully tips, but I ask that up top because all the news emanating out of the Association during training camp and preseason the past few..." October 14

  • 2 ways Kyrie Irving’s Nets absence affects James Harden

    Clutch Points "With the future of Kyrie Irving very much in question with the Nets, it’s fair to wonder how this whole thing affects James Harden. When Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving first signed with the Nets back in summer of 2019, no doubt the plan was to..." October 14

  • J.R. Smith On The Hot Seat After Showing Support For Kyrie Irving

    Fadeaway World "The two biggest names in the NBA right now are Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving -- and it's for all the wrong reasons. Regarding the latter, specifically, he has left the Nets, and all his teammates, hanging in light of his refusal to take the vaccine, apparently motivated by his..." October 14

  • Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons Sagas Could Lead to NBA Rule Changes

    Bleacher Report "Kyrie Irving's vaccination status and Ben Simmons' trade request could have ripple effects far beyond Brooklyn and Philadelphia. They may even impact the NBA and NBPA's next round of collective bargaining negotiations.  There was never any confidence in league circles..." October 14

  • An extension for Kyrie Irving is off the table. What now for the Nets?

    Clutch Points "Once upon a time a Nets general manager inked Kevin Durant to a long-term extension keeping him in Brooklyn. Not long after that bit of business was finished, he made the bold prediction he’d also have James Harden and Kyrie Irving extended as well. That hasn’t gone according to..." October 14

  • Kyrie Irving: 'I'm not retiring' over vaccine mandate

    The Score "Kyrie Irving doesn't know when he'll suit up next for an NBA contest, but the All-Star guard is certain he hasn't played his last game. "No, I'm not retiring. And no I'm not going and leaving this game like this," Irving said Wednesday on Instagram..." October 14

  • Why Kyrie Irving will not be traded for Ben Simmons or anyone else

    Yahoo! Sports "If you thought the trade offers for Ben Simmons were bad, wait until you get a load of Kyrie Irving's market. The Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday announced Irving will not play for them this season until he receives a COVID-19 vaccine or New York City lifts its mandate. Irving has given..." October 14

  • Republican Candidate Upset NBA Allowed Magic Johnson To Play With HIV But Not Kyrie Irving Without Getting Shots

    Total Pro Sports "This might be the most incredible takes we have ever seen. The Brooklyn Nets are now playing hardball with Kyrie Irving in response to his decision not to get vaccinated against COVID-19. October 14

  • Karl-Anthony Towns reacts to Kyrie Irving's decision not get vaccination

    USA Today "In light of the Brooklyn Nets banning Kyrie Irving from team activities until he is vaccinated, many league members are sharing their opinion on his COVID vaccine stance, including Karl-Anthony Towns, the Minnesota Timberwolves center who lost seven members of his family to the..." October 13

  • Nets Will No Longer Offer Kyrie Irving A Contract Extension

    Bleacher Report "Kyrie Irving's days in Brooklyn may be numbered. The star point guard of the Nets, who is in the third year of his four-year contract, reportedly has not discussed an extension with the team. According to Brian Lewis of the New York Post, the Nets have not had contract talks with..." October 13

  • This Nets-Mavericks Trade Involving Kyrie Irving Is Perfect For Both Teams

    NBA Analysis "A lot has changed with the Brooklyn Nets recently. With NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving remaining unvaccinated, they had some tough decisions to make about what their team would look like for the duration of the time that things remain that way. Being unvaccinated means that Irving is..." October 13

  • James Harden, Steve Nash react to Kyrie Irving's banishment from Nets

    Yardbarker "Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks generated headlines Tuesday when he confirmed that All-Star guard Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team as Irving remains unvaccinated against COVID-19. New York City is enforcing its mandate that requires in-market NBA personnel..." October 13

  • Kevin Durant supports Nets in ongoing Kyrie Irving drama?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Brooklyn Nets announced this week that they will not allow Kyrie Irving to be a part-time member of the team. Many have wondered how Irving’s close friend Kevin Durant feels about that decision, but it sounds like the two-time NBA Finals MVP supports it. Nets general manager..." October 13

  • Nets trading Kyrie Irving makes no sense despite banishment

    Clutch Points "Recently, the Brooklyn Nets formed an executive committee with folks like team governor Joe Tsai, general manager Sean Marks, head coach Steve Nash, Kevin Durant and James Harden. They met to discuss the fate of unvaccinated superstar Kyrie Irving, and decide if he should be allowed to play for..." October 13

  • Nets open to Kyrie Irving trade, but there’s a problem

    Clutch Points "Kyrie Irving won’t be able to play for the Brooklyn Nets until he gets vaccinated, which is why several teams in the NBA believe the franchise is open to trading the star guard for the right price. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, it would take a “significant..." October 13

  • NBA Insiders Think Nets Could Trade Kyrie Irving to Thunder

    Heavy "With about a week to go until the start of the 2021-22 NBA season, the Nets are the talk of the sports world – but not for anything that has to do with the fact that they’re the odds-on title favorite entering the year. The Nets on Tuesday announced that Kyrie Irving,..." October 13

  • By refusing to let Kyrie Irving be a part-time player, Nets face reality with unvaccinated star

    CBS Sports "Minutes before Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash's media availability was scheduled to start, Barclays Center was abuzz. "You saw Shams' tweet, right?" one reporter called out to another as they walked toward the press conference room. Shams Charania's tweet revealed that New..." October 13

  • Kyrie Irving To The Timberwolves Makes Sense

    NBA Analysis "The Brooklyn Nets had some tough decisions to make when it came to their starting point guard, NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving. Because Irving remains unvaccinated, he was only going to be a part-time player for Brooklyn. New York has mandates in place that you need to be vaccinated to take..." October 13

  • Kyrie Irving proves again he’s comfortable being uncomfortable

    The Athletic "Here’s the craziest part of the Kyrie Irving saga from a basketball standpoint: The Brooklyn Nets could still win it all, even without him. Yet still, that doesn’t change the fact that what took place Tuesday morning was nothing short of monumental. The Nets, this team..." October 13

  • Donald Trump Jr And Other Republicans Praise Kyrie Irving For His Vaccine Stance

    Black Sports Online "Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving has been causing headaches for his team and the entire league. He refuses to take the COVID-19 vaccine, and his stance has caused many supporters and many critics. One of the more unusual supporters of Irving is Donald Trump Jr., who claims he has sacrificed..." October 13

  • The Nets Told Kyrie to Get Lost and That Was the Right Move

    Complex "In this era of player empowerment across the NBA, chalk one up for management. And I write that not to neccessarily dunk all over the loser in this situation—Kyrie Irving—but more precisely applaud the front office of the Nets for ending the crazy..." October 13

  • Kyrie Irving Reportedly Not Anti-Vaxx, Upset With People Losing Jobs Over Mandates

    TMZ "Kyrie Irving is NOT against getting the COVID-19 vaccine -- his stance is based on the people who have lost their jobs due to vaccine mandates, The Athletic reports. As one source told the outlet, "Kyrie wants to be a voice for the voiceless," ... which is..." October 12

  • The Sixers aren’t interested in trading for Kyrie Irving at the moment

    Bleacher Report "Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons have dominated headlines throughout the NBA's offseason, but one headline that apparently will not happen is their respective teams swapping them in a trade. Sam Amick of The Athletic reported Tuesday that the Philadelphia 76ers are not interested..." October 12

  • Nets owner has been fed up with Kyrie Irving for a while?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Brooklyn Nets are officially moving forward without Kyrie Irving for the time being, but his act appears to have been wearing thin for a while now. Nets writer Anthony Puccio reported on Tuesday that team owner Joe Tsai was unhappy during Irving’s hiatus last..." October 12

  • Stephen A. Smith Roasts Nets' Kyrie Irving

    Fadeaway World "The Kyrie Irving saga has taken yet another turn. The Brooklyn Nets finally took a stance and said that they won't allow him to play as a part-time player. It's either he gets the vaccine or he won't play or practice at all. Irving will also forfeit his salary for all..." October 12

  • 3 Teams Who Should Keep Tabs On Kyrie Irving Trade

    NBA Analysis "The Brooklyn Nets could have quite a conundrum on their hands this NBA season. Their superstar point guard, Kyrie Irving, could miss significant time with the team given the vaccination mandates that have been put in by the state of New York. It is the same situation that the Golden..." October 12

  • Nets Announce Kyrie Irving Won't Play At All Until He Can Participate Fully

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets have announced that Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he can be a full participant. Irving is not currently allowed to play for the Nets in home games due to his unvaccinated status given the local requirements in New York City. Irving,..." October 12

  • Kevin Durant, James Harden to Be Involved in Deciding Kyrie Irving's Nets Status

    Bleacher Report "The Brooklyn Nets plan to make a group decision as to the status of star Kyrie Irving for the 2021-22 season, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Wojnarowski reported Monday (via Alec Sturm of NetsDaily) that Kevin Durant, James Harden, team governor Joe Tsai and general..." October 12

  • Is the Nets’ position on Kyrie Irving changing?

    Clutch Points "Kyrie Irving is a bit of an enigma. Maybe that’s how he likes it. The player who once admitted he believes the Earth is flat seems to march to the beat of a different drum. Remember when he disappeared from the team last season for “personal reasons?” The Nets’ brass..." October 11

  • Kyrie Irving brutally criticized by Raja Bell over vaccination saga

    Clutch Points "The Kyrie Irving saga has been one of the highlights of this off-season. For the uninitiated: Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets star point guard, hasn’t been vaccinated against the COVID-19 vaccine. It wouldn’t normally be a problem… but New York City laws..." October 11

  • Malika Andrews on Kyrie Irving: "You Do Not Have the Privilege of Just Looking at Yourself"

    The Big Lead "Malika Andrews and Kendrick Perkins discussed the Kyrie Irving situation on NBA Countdown ahead of Sunday's Los Angeles Lakers-Brooklyn Nets game on ESPN. Andrews said that she had talked to Kevin Durant, who echoed the popular line that Irving was making..." October 11

  • Patty Mills On Potentially Replacing Kyrie Irving

    Fadeaway World "With the Kyrie Irving situation still unsolved, the Brooklyn Nets need to find solutions to that issue. The Australian-born superstar refuses to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which could make him miss home games this season.  After spending 10 years with the San Antonio Spurs, Patty..." October 10

  • Steve Nash: Nets don't expect Kyrie Irving to play home games

    The Score "Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash has confronted the reality of not having Kyrie Irving in the lineup for home games this season. Strict vaccine mandates in New York City mean Irving, who is unvaccinated, cannot participate in contests at Brooklyn's Barclay..." October 10

  • Kyrie Irving posts telling tweet amid vaccine drama

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving does not appear to be coming off his stance on the COVID-19 vaccine any. The Brooklyn Nets star posted a telling tweet on Saturday that read, “I am protected by God and so are my people. We stand together.” " October 09

  • Rumors continue to circulate over possible Kyrie Irving retirement if traded

    Sportsnaut "Brooklyn Nets star point guard Kyrie Irving has always faced a lot of scrutiny since entering the NBA. Whether it was as the sidekick to LeBron James, or for his numerous off-court comments. Now, the embattled star faces pressure to get vaccinated when he doesn’t want..." October 09

  • Kyrie Irving Won't Derail Nets' NBA Finals Run, Charles Oakley Says

    TMZ "The Brooklyn Nets are poised to win an NBA championship with or without Kyrie Irving this season ... so says Charles Oakley, who tells TMZ Sports the star's availability won't derail the team's title hopes. Of course, Irving -- who is not..." October 09

  • Kevin Durant’s stern message amid latest Kyrie Irving update

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets are starting their campaign real soon, but their Kyrie Irving issue still remains unsolved. Kevin Durant spoke out on the matter after Brooklyn’s preseason victory against the Milwaukee Bucks. October 09

  • No, a Ben Simmons/Kyrie Irving trade is not realistic

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s fast become NBA Twitter’s favorite Ben Simmons trade idea, and it even has some media members speculating about it: Ben Simmons for Kyrie Irving. .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid..." October 08