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Kyrie Irving’s teammate, Theo Pinson, fires back at reports that he told Nets to start own league

Nets, Theo Pinson, Kyrie Irving

Brooklyn Nets forward Theo Pinson called fake news over the recent controversies surrounding his teammate Kyrie Irving.

A report from Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News alleged that Irving urged his Nets teammates to skip the scheduled NBA return while proposing to create their own league instead.

Pinson re-tweeted Bondy and quickly denied the allegations.

Kyrie Irving, who also serves as the Vice President of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), has been in hot water as of late following his opposition with the resumption of the season on July 30 in Orlando, Florida.

The six-time All-Star reportedly urged other players to sit out the rest of the season as a form of support for the ongoing fight against racial injustice. Other high profile players like Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers and Carmelo Anthony of the Portland Trail Blazers shared the same sentiments and discussed not playing in Orlando.

The league, meanwhile, has already prepared for the possibility of replacing those who wish to sit out this year. Despite going against the tide on this matter, the Nets superstar boldly proclaimed that he is willing to give up everything to make a stand.

His defiant attitude certainly left quite an impression on Theo Pinson, whom he played with for the first time this 2019-20 campaign. Pinson managed to get some minutes for Brooklyn following Irving’s season-ending shoulder injury last March. He appeared in 33 games for the Nets and normed 3.6 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.7 assists on 29 percent shooting from the field