While it seemed certain that Kyrie Irving would no longer play in the Brooklyn jersey on recovery, the Nets leader finally decided to activate his player option for next season. The former Boston player will therefore spend a fourth straight year in New York.
Kyrie Irving (30 years old, 1.88 m), the chapter is closed. And all that for that, one would be tempted to say insofar as the leader of the Nets, after having long hinted that he would leave Brooklyn this summer, will finally evolve one more season under these colors he has been wearing since 2019 , we learned from the famous insider Shams Charania on Monday evening.
While everything suggested that he was going to slam the door and discover a new franchise (or find an old one), the former playing master of Cleveland and Boston has decided to stay with the Nets and play a fourth there. straight season. Many had indeed forgotten that Kevin Durant’s teammate could always activate his player option for the coming season. And that is precisely what the interested party did, for an amount of 36.5 million dollars.
Irving: “People who dare to be different lead us to tomorrow”
Kyrie Irving: “Normal people keep the world going, but those who dare to be different lead us into tomorrow. I’ve made my decision to opt in. See you in the fall. A11even.” https://t.co/rpiS8YkSZI
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 27, 2022
To believe ESPN, the few opportunities that presented themselves to Irving as the complexity of the file would have led the player, strongly desired however by the Lakers and their superstar LeBron James, to make the choice of reason deciding to stay with the Nets. “Normal people make the world go round, but those who dare to be different lead us into tomorrow. I made my decision to activate my clause. See you in the fall”, only then commented Irving, who therefore finally knows his future.
It remains to be seen if “Uncle Drew”, crowned champion in 2016 with Cleveland but swept (4-0) by Boston in the first round of the last play-offs with Brooklyn, will have his final season with Brooklyn or if he will decide again. to prolong the adventure in the suburbs of New York. But we are not there yet. Especially since you will have understood it: with Irving, we are never safe from a surprise. The proof again this Monday.