Rumors: Kyrie Irving spotted partying after suddenly going off the grid
The former NBA champion has missed the last three games for the Nets due to “personal reasons.” The NBA community, however, has responded with a ton of speculations and hearsays. The latest report was that Irving has gone “off the grid” as his timetable to return continues to be a huge mystery.
On Monday, videos (via Billy Reinhardt of SB Nation) surfaced on social media that Irving was in a large gathering with his family. It’s worth noting that Irving’s sister Asia and father Drederick both celebrate their birthday on the 12th of January:
Videos have surfaced of Kyrie Irving at a large birthday gathering alongside his sister, Asia.
Kyrie’s sister & dad have birthdays this week.
— Billy Reinhardt (@BillyReinhardt) January 12, 2021
While there’s still no official confirmation if the video is recent, a Twitter investigation by Rob Perez would seem to suggest it is:
Wobvestigation: the facts surrounding the leaked Kyrie Irving video pic.twitter.com/ZSH5MeshHx
— Sherwob Holmes (@WorldWideWob) January 12, 2021
This could only further complicate things for Irving and the Nets as he’s still MIA ahead of their home game against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. With the way things look, he is set to skip his fourth consecutive game.
As Reinhardt also mentioned, if proven that he broke COVID-19 protocols because of the size and nature of the celebration seen in the video, Irving could miss even more games.
Prior to the season, the Nets were heavily favored to book a trip to the NBA Finals with Irving and fellow All-Star Kevin Durant leading the charge. But so far, the off-court drama has derailed the team’s campaign.
At this point, no one knows if the enigmatic Kyrie Irving even wants to continue to play this season.