Nets won't offer contract extension to Kyrie Irving

Nets won't offer contract extension to Kyrie Irving

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Nets won't offer contract extension to Kyrie Irving

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Alec Sturm: Via the @BKGlueGuys, @Shams Charania confirms Kyrie will not be offered an extension: “He was willing to sacrifice, at the end of the day, 16 million dollars in salary this upcoming year and 186 million dollars, as far as an extension, that he will not be offered now.”
Source: Twitter

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
I will never, ever, ever forgive those who, once they realized they could make this into a wedge issue, willingly fanned the flames of vaccine skepticism for their own personal, financial gain.
(Not talking about Kyrie here. Politicians, media, “influencers”, etc). – 11:10 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kyrie Irving says on Instagram Live that he’s not retiring, is unvaccinated, doesn’t want to be giving up the money he is to sit out, preaches unity and respect for his decision. – 11:07 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Kyrie Irving: “No, I’m not retiring.” #Nets #NBA11:07 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Kyrie on IG: “I chose to be unvaccinated and that is my choice and I would ask you to respect (it).” He says it is not a political thing or about the NBA and adds that he will stay ready to rejoin the team and go after a championship. He adds, “And no, I’m not retiring.” – 11:07 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Kyrie: “No, I’m not retiring and no, I’m not leaving this game like this.” – 11:07 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Kyrie Irving on IG Live: “I’m doing what’s best for me. I know the consequences here, and if it means that I’m demonized, I’m sure that that’s just what it is. That’s the role I play. But I never wanted to give up my passion, my love, my dream.” #Nets #NBA11:07 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Kyrie Irving on Instagram: “You think I really want to give up on my dream to go after a championship? You think I really just want to just give up my job? You think I want to sit at home and not go after the things with my teammates that I’ve been able to grow and learn with?” pic.twitter.com/pZjfg2PTAL11:06 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Kyrie: “They’re trying to use me as an example, for some odd reason.” – 11:05 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Kyrie on IG: “I love this game. But sometimes you really got to make choices that ultimately can affect that. It is unfortunate but that is where we are at in 2021… it is bigger than the game… they are trying to use me as an example for some odd reason. I will be OK.” – 11:05 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Kyrie: “I never wanted to give up my passion, my love, my dream over this mandate. I didn’t expect that going into the season. Come on now. I love this game. But sometimes you’ve got to make choices that can ultimately affect that.” – 11:04 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Kyrie back up on IG: “Right now we got to stand together and not divided. Do what is best for you but I am not an advocate for either side. I am doing what is best for me. I know the consequences here.” – 11:03 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Kyrie Irving says on Instagram Live that he’s against vaccines being mandated, as they are for Nets players in NYC, but he’s not ‘anti-vax.’ Irving also says, ‘Don’t believe that I’m retiring” due to vaccine mandate. – 11:03 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
We are going to Overtime at the same time as Kyrie’s IG LIVE audio is messing up – 11:03 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Kyrie on IG: “It is not about the money. It is about choosing what is best for you. Do you really think I want to lose money and give up on a dream to win a championship?” He reiterates this is not about the Nets or any one thing before having technical difficulties with his IG. – 11:01 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Kyrie muting himself there😳 – 11:00 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
My only gripe is that Kyrie could have told us all this on Media Day. – 11:00 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Concerning the vaccine, Kyrie Irving says he’s not gonna be used in some agenda… – 11:00 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Kyrie Irving, on Instagram Live tonight, says “now isn’t the time to be divided and use me as an example that I don’t want to be used as.” – 10:58 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Ted Cruz last year, when some NBA players were speaking about social justice and the civil rights of minorities:
Shut up dribble.
Ted Cruz this year, when some NBA players speak out an issue he happens to support, which could benefit him politically:
I stand with Kyrie Irving. pic.twitter.com/SspGoMEALm10:55 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Kyrie Irving discussed retirement rumors on Instagram LIVE. pic.twitter.com/4b8d18c1jG10:51 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Kyrie on IG: “Nobody should be forced to do anything with their bodies. You only get one of these. If you choose to get vaccinated, I support you. Do what is best for you but that doesn’t mean go around and judging people.” – 10:49 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Kyrie on IG: “I’m a human being. I have emotions, feelings and thoughts. It is not about being anti-vax or one side or the other…if I am going to be demonized for having more questions and taking time to make a decision with my life, that is what it is. I know the consequences” – 10:48 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
“Don’t believe I’m retiring, don’t believe I’m giving up this game for a vaccine mandate.”
@Kyrie Irving on Instagram Live pic.twitter.com/8pWkieZ9KP10:48 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
I’m watching Kyrie Irving’s Instagram Live and am contemplating whether or not I will live tweet some quotes from it – 10:47 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
I’m surprised Kyrie has the time to step away from his own research to do an Instragram Live – 10:46 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Someone tell Kyrie Irving to shut the f*** up, the WNBA Finals are on – 10:46 PM
Mike Mazzeo @MazzNYC
Kyrie is talking on IG. He used “personal choice.” Drink. – 10:42 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Nets no longer offering Kyrie Irving $187M contract extension nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/13/rep…9:46 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets‘ Steve Nash to be ‘fluid’ with lineups in Kyrie Irving’s absence nypost.com/2021/10/13/net… via @nypostsports teammate @GJoyce99:24 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Life without Kyrie Irving officially begins for #Nets nypost.com/2021/10/13/lif… via @nypostsports teammate @GJoyce99:24 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @ForbesSports
The Nets Reportedly Won’t Offer Kyrie Irving An $186M Extension Due To COVID-19 Vaccine Holdout via @forbes forbes.com/sites/adamzago…9:17 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Last year the Nets were 4-1 in the regular season w/Kevin Durant and James Harden and no Kyrie Irving. Maybe that’s why Brooklyn is still the Vegas favorites to win it all a day after Irving was sidelined. Today’s story on the Nets moving on without him: theathletic.com/2887684/2021/1…8:00 PM
Marcus Morris @MookMorris2
I don’t know how some of these dudes be on television, I can’t even watch that shit. Literally say anything for fame and money it’s sad. I’m wit @Kyrie Irving keep being you my brother. – 7:46 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Hollinger & Duncan is back! Will Kyrie Return? What’s the Simmons Endgame? Preseason Projection Disagreements w/ @John Hollinger: hollinger-duncan.simplecast.com/episodes/will-…7:10 PM
Andrew Bogut @RogueBoguesPod
Basketball Pod Ep 37 – Andrew, Pro and Ethan discuss the rumours around Kyrie Irving and if he would actually retire if forced to get vaccinated in order to play.
Listen to it here 👇
linktr.ee/roguebogues
#LetsGetRogue #RogueBogues #NBA #KyrieIrving #Nets #Vaccine pic.twitter.com/AnT0mHalpu6:13 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Who steps up in Kyrie Irving’s absence? A look at the Nets’ different options with less than a week to go before the opener in Milwaukee:
“I haven’t made any firm decisions,” said Steve Nash. “I think it’s something that’s kind of fluid.” #Nets
nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…5:49 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
LOCKED ON NBA INSIDER @adaniels33 on the situation in Brooklyn
Why the Brooklyn Nets Chose to Play Without Kyrie Irving | NBA Insider A… youtu.be/yQzyJ7Bh7D0 via @YouTube5:41 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier: ASK IRA: Could Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons turn the East upside down? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…5:04 PM
Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
The Nets Front Office revising their offer to extend Kyrie’s contract pic.twitter.com/BwEk1rMH874:59 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Calling it a “difficult” but “sound” decision, Steve Nash says Nets are moving forward without Kyrie: “It’s not kind of hanging over us…instead of we were living in a world that was very uncertain… that can put an extra strain on everybody.” espn.com/nba/story/_/id…4:57 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Dunc’d On Prime: @Danny Leroux‘s Back: Kyrie and Simmons Part Infinity; News
Listen by becoming a member and you’ll get our 5 subscription pods/week. Subscribe: duncdon.supportingcast.fm pic.twitter.com/WeVfNvjuhn4:30 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley
James Harden would love to have Kyrie Irving back, if possible: “Kyrie believes in his beliefs & he stands firm & strong on that. We respect it. We all love Ky. But as far as us, we have a job to do. Individually, myself, I’m still wanting to set myself up for a championship.” – 3:01 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Will Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons Fallout Impact Celtics Place in East? | @WinningPlaysPod w/ @Rich Levine powered by @BetUS_Official twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…2:00 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On Prime: Kyrie and Simmons Part Infinity; News w/ @Nate Duncan
Subscribe to Total Access for ad-free episodes of Dunc’d On, and much more: duncdon.supportingcast.fm pic.twitter.com/NgKFBUrm2K2:00 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Harden: “Kyrie believes in his beliefs& he stands firmly. We respect it, we all love Ky. But we have a job to do, and individually myself, I’m still wanting to set myself up for a championship. The entire organization, is on the same path” #nets1:49 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
James Harden says Kyrie Irving stands strong in his beliefs and he respects that. He also says he’d love to have Irving back with the Nets. When he was asked about it, Harden noted that BKN, as a team, could benefit from knowing who will be in the lineup night in & night out. – 1:49 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
James Harden says team still has the leaders to win it all without Kyrie. pic.twitter.com/pxzqvKlZTB1:49 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
As of now, Steve Nash says all Nets are available for tomorrow’s preseason finale vs Minnesota.
Except Kyrie Irving, of course. – 1:48 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Harden on the Nets’ championship odds/goals without Kyrie Irving: “We’ve still got 2 pretty good leaders.” #Nets1:47 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash said he hasn’t spoken to Kyrie since the decision came down. Same with Harden. Harden said he thinks clarity was part of why the Nets decided when they did. Nash expects the training staff to keep in touch with Irving while he’s away from the team. – 1:46 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
The Nets and player empowerment and finally taking a stand with Kyrie Irving nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…1:40 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Nets’ Steve Nash says he supports BKN’s decision on Kyrie Irving. Nash says if the situation changes he’d love to have Irving back with the team. “It was a tenuous situation” to have a player ‘in and out’ with the team, as Irving had been/would be, Nash says. – 1:30 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
From yesterday, on the Nets decision to sideline Kyrie Irving until he’s vaccinated and where the Nets go from here: theathletic.com/2885112/2021/1…1:16 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
ASK IRA: Could Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons turn East upside down? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…12:52 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Nets GM Sean Marks: “Without a doubt, losing a player of Kyrie’s caliber hurts from a talent perspective. No question.” Marks & BKN were as transparent as u could expect when addressing their Kyrie Irving decision, which has ripple effects across the NBA: sny.tv/articles/rippl…12:32 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Dunc’d On Prime: @Danny Leroux‘s Back: Kyrie and Simmons Part Infinity; News
Listen by becoming a member and you’ll get our 5 subscription pods/week. Subscribe: duncdon.supportingcast.fm pic.twitter.com/W7JOnJ8m3412:30 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
New @AthleticNBAShow Daily Ding with @Alex Schiffer on the Kyrie Irving saga and what’s next for the Nets and seriously wtf is going on?
📲 podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the…
🟢 open.spotify.com/episode/7xgXY7…11:54 AM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Kyrie Irving reportedly wants to be a voice for the voiceless, but he was a no comment at media day and hasn’t spoken publicly. Turns into cryptic posts and reporters/sources speaking for him + more drama.
He can be a voice if he simply spoke for himself as opposed to others. – 11:54 AM
Sam Amick @sam_amick
Sources: The Sixers are not currently interested in Kyrie Irving as a solution to their Ben Simmons problem.
That and much more in my latest look at the Irving-Nets debacle, at @TheAthletic
theathletic.com/2885135/2021/1…11:16 AM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Stephen A. Smith reveals that Kyrie Irving’s situation could lead to James Harden leaving the #Nets
#NBATwitter #NBA
sportscasting.com/stephen-a-smit…11:04 AM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On Prime: Kyrie and Simmons Part Infinity; News w/ @Nate Duncan
Subscribe to Total Access for ad-free episodes of Dunc’d On, and much more: duncdon.supportingcast.fm pic.twitter.com/THkPUKlXS111:00 AM

Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Who’s the best player you would trade for Kyrie Irving? – 10:26 AM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @ForbesSports
Who Gets Kyrie Irving’s Minutes With The Brooklyn Nets? via @forbes forbes.com/sites/adamzago…10:12 AM
NBA Math @NBA_Math
2021-22 preseason #CrystalBasketball grades for the Brooklyn Nets:
5. Blake Griffin: 5.0 (0.23 up)
4. Joe Harris: 6.33 (0.18 up)
3. Kyrie Irving(?): 9.0 (0.15 down)
2. James Harden: 10.67 (0.05 up)
1. Kevin Durant: 11.67 (0.13 up)
nbamath.com/crystalbasketb… pic.twitter.com/xm0R8qqBEt10:00 AM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Dunc’d On Prime: @Danny Leroux‘s Back: Kyrie and Simmons Part Infinity; News
Listen by becoming a member and you’ll get our 5 subscription pods/week. Subscribe: duncdon.supportingcast.fm pic.twitter.com/uMGX5e7RYV9:30 AM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
For those interested I went on New Zealand radio last night to talk about Kyrie Irving and Sean Marks, the latter of which is a native: open.spotify.com/episode/6MBPGS…9:21 AM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Kyrie Irving doesn’t want to operate by a different set of rules, it seems he wants complete autonomy — and for someone like him, that can look like anarchy. For @YahooSports: yhoo.it/3iYrLZ89:16 AM
David Locke @DLocke09
Live edition of LOCKED ON JAZZ about to start on @YouTube at LOCKED ON JAZZ
Can the Utah Jazz of 2021-22 replicate the Milwaukee Bucks We look at the similarities and the differences plus Locked On NBA Insider @adaniels33 on Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving
youtube.com/channel/UCQxdU…9:14 AM
Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
And ICYMI: Lowe Post podcast: @Kevin Arnovitz on the Nets moving on (for now) without Kyrie, fake Kyrie trades/what comes next, Ben Simmons popping in to Sixers HQ — plus our annual 5 Most Confusing Teams:
Apple: apple.co/3oW1XAP
Spotify: spoti.fi/2YGmgHO9:13 AM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
This week’s “Hoops, Adjacent” ep of @AthleticNBAShow w/ @Marcus Thompson features guest @Chris Herring from SI, as we go deep on Kyrie Irving’s future w/the Nets, Jon Gruden & how he stained Al Davis’ Raiders legacy, & more. Listen in!:
theathletic.com/podcast/8-the-…9:00 AM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
on how good the nets can still be without kyrie irving: si.com/nba/2021/10/13…8:38 AM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
GAME THEORY PODCAST: @Derek Bodner is here. We chat about Ben Simmons just showing up to the 76ers front door, and Kyrie Irving being told he can’t play with the Nets right now.
SUBSCRIBE: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/gam… pic.twitter.com/l5NlyN5mBV8:05 AM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Could Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons turn the East upside down? Latest “Ask Ira” at sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… plus more. – 8:02 AM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On Prime: Kyrie and Simmons Part Infinity; News w/ @Nate Duncan
Subscribe to Total Access for ad-free episodes of Dunc’d On, and much more: duncdon.supportingcast.fm pic.twitter.com/MqBGFDsrxs8:00 AM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
NEW episode of Pickaxe and Roll presented by @DKSportsbook:
I picked 3 teams I’m higher on than consensus, 3 teams I’m lower on than consensus, discussed Denver going to OKC, shared my thoughts on Simmons/Kyrie, and called my own pod “Pickack” and Roll. denverstiffs.com/2021/10/13/227…2:03 AM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets likely will have multiple players fill Kyrie Irving void nypost.com/2021/10/13/net… via @nypostsports12:25 AM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
New BS Podcast: Part 1 of the annual NBA Over/Unders pod w/ @Ryen Russillo @HousefromDC covers the East teams. We tried to talk about Kyrie + Ben Simmons as little as possible. Didn’t totally work.
open.spotify.com/episode/5yjk7P…12:24 AM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
New for ⁦@YahooSports⁩: He’s become a basketball martyr in his own mind and a tool for the disingenuous. Could Kyrie Irving’s stance press the limits of player empowerment? sports.yahoo.com/kyrie-irvings-…11:16 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
LOCKED ON NBA INSIDER with @adaniels33 and host @daniellabruce_
Why the Brooklyn Nets Chose to Play Without Kyrie Irving | NBA Insider A… youtu.be/yQzyJ7Bh7D0 via @YouTube10:47 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Answering the most-pressing Kyrie Irving questions #Nets #NBA nypost.com/2021/10/12/wil… via @nypostsports10:42 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Kyrie Irving upset with vaccine mandates leading to his stance, situation nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/12/rep…9:14 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Kyrie refusing to do media because he views journalists as “pawns,” then having his people go to Shams to explain his *reasoning* seems inconsistent. – 9:13 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
Kyrie may be anti-anti-anti-vax (cc @PabloTorre) but he can’t be anti-music. pic.twitter.com/8OROSbeeGB8:35 PM

The Jump @_Talkin_NBA
Kyrie Irving on his championship promises with the Nets:
#NBATwitter pic.twitter.com/YLvBNKURCM8:21 PM

Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Kyrie Irving is like a college freshman who comes home for winter break and suddenly thinks he’s more enlightened than everyone because he read one Allen Ginsberg poem. pic.twitter.com/vLh54uQ8BK7:53 PM

Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
Has anyone tried telling Kyrie he’s not allowed to get the vaccine? – 7:49 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Well @Danny Leroux is back, so is Ben Simmons. Kyrie Irving…..less so. Join us: duncdon.supportingcast.fm7:40 PM
Adi Joseph @AdiJoseph
The only person who should be explaining Kyrie Irving is Kyrie Irving. – 7:38 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
GAME THEORY PODCAST: @Derek Bodner is here. We chat about Ben Simmons just showing up to the 76ers front door last night, and Kyrie Irving being told he can’t sit with the Nets, Mean Girls style.
SUBSCRIBE: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gam…
SPOTIFY: open.spotify.com/show/7eZjcZwf6…7:28 PM
Mike Mazzeo @MazzNYC
Read the Shams article. Kyrie should retire – 7:20 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Kyrie gives me a headache. – 7:14 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
By refusing to let Kyrie Irving be a part-time player, @outsidethenba says the Nets face reality with their unvaccinated star.
cbssports.com/nba/news/by-re… pic.twitter.com/jXSg2O3vPg7:12 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Kyrie Irving is reportedly not anti-vaccine. His stance is that he is upset that people are losing their jobs due to vaccine mandates, per @Shams Charania. pic.twitter.com/mrI8MBlpLg7:08 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Kyrie Irving is now fully in @Bill Simmons old theory of The Tyson Zone. No story could come out that I wouldn’t at least pause and think about if it was true or not. – 7:08 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Last thing. If Kyrie wants to be a “voice for the voiceless” then actually use you’re own voice and not Shams – 7:02 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Inside Kyrie Irving’s stance to bypass the COVID-19 vaccine, with reporting on his reasoning, and where this leaves the seven-time All-Star and the Brooklyn Nets — on @TheAthletic: theathletic.com/2885561/2021/1…6:52 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
The @BleacherReport NBA team looked at the Kyrie situation from all angles today bleacherreport.com/articles/29493…6:26 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
“You cannot win a championship with a part-time player.”
@Vincent Goodwill reacts to the Nets’ decision to sit Kyrie Irving until he is fully eligible under New York City’s coronavirus vaccine mandate.
➡️ yhoo.it/3lHlvXH pic.twitter.com/R6w4kJ1YP25:55 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
In the first installment of “Good Word with Goodwill”: Kyrie becomes the martyr and the Nets draw a line pic.twitter.com/bjY6OhhToc5:40 PM

More on this storyline

Brian Lewis: Can confirm that the #Nets haven’t had any contract extension talks with Kyrie Irving and his camp for some time, according to a source close to the player. #nba -via Twitter @NYPost_Lewis / October 13, 2021

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