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RUMOR: Kyrie Irving leaves Nets group chat after massive leak

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Kyrie Irving has reportedly left the Brooklyn Nets group chat he was in after someone leaked to the press that he told players to start their own league and not play in the “bubble” games in Orlando, per Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report.

For what it’s worth, Rooks clarified that Irving never told his Nets teammates to start their own league.

In a follow-up tweet, Rooks mentioned that Irving’s Nets teammates Caris LeVert and Theo Pinson have denied the claims about what the point guard said in their group chat.

Kyrie Irving has been getting a lot of unnecessary blame since last Friday’s call with over 80 NBA players.

All the Nets star is doing is making sure players understand the risks of playing basketball again while there’s a pandemic still going on and racial tensions are very high in America.

ClutchPoints’ Tomer Azarly put it best with this thoughtful tweet:

The 2019-20 NBA season is scheduled to resume on July 30. Irving won’t be playing, as he’s still recovering from shoulder surgery.

The Nets’ floor general believes playing basketball again will take all the focus off the Black Lives Matter Movement. Los Angeles Lakers big man Dwight Howard and Portland Trail Blazers small forward Carmelo Anthony have similar concerns.

Brooklyn will be battling it out with the Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards for the final two playoff spots in the East. The Nets racked up 30 wins before Utah Jazz All-Star center Rudy Gobert’s positive COVID-19 test forced games to be suspended.

The Nets, who will also be without two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant in Orlando, are in seventh place in the Eastern Conference.