The Brooklyn Nets have and drama have been attached at the hip for the past three seasons. Some controversy is expected when a team's roster boasts superstar talent like Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, but as both players look to be on the way out, the drama seems to be reaching a boiling point.
Reports have been circulating for weeks about Irving and Durant's possible departure. Things have recently gotten serious as new information emerged that Irving had been given permission to explore a sign-and-trade. All signs point towards Irving in a new jersey next season, but Irving himself claims the world is missing a piece of the puzzle.
Irving replied to a social media post about the trade rumors, once again putting NBA fans into a frenzy.
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) June 27, 2022
“There's more to the story,” Irving said. “I'll have my time to address things.”
There are few context clues to help understand what Irving is implying. Is he staying put? Are his reasons for leaving misconstrued? Is there a whole other side to things that nobody is addressing? It's anyone's guess what Irving is trying to say.
What is easily understood is the danger the Nets are facing. Beyond losing a superstar duo and jeopardizing a championship window, Brooklyn may be subject to the wrath of Kyrie Irving's platform. It would not be the first time Irving has taken a stand against a franchise or its fans.
As news continues to progress and more information is revealed on what Irving means, a happy ending seems less and less likely for the Nets front office.