Kyrie Irving Rumors

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Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving
Position: G
Born: 03/23/92
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:180 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $33,460,350
Midway through the second quarter of Sunday’s loss, Irving landed on the foot of Antetokounmpo after going up for a shot and turned his right ankle. Irving immediately went down in pain and held his right leg. On ABC, Jalen Rose said Antetokounmpo should be given a flagrant foul retroactively by the NBA for not moving out from underneath Irving. “I wouldn’t want to go inside Giannis’ head and make any proclamations,” Nash said over Zoom on Monday. “I thought it was an awkward play. I know he ended up getting under Kyrie while he was in the air. I think it would be a big stretch for me to sit here and say he meant to do that in any way. I don’t believe that’s the type of person he is, nor is what I believe happened. It was awkward and unfortunate.”
Thomas is hoping that Irving shrugs it off this week better than he did during his quick turnaround 33 years ago. The former Knicks president and coach, and current owner of Cheurlin Champagne, sees in Irving an old-soul artist who plays a game that most modern-day stars don’t play. “Kyrie is an original who has created his own lane,” Thomas said. “He’s an outlier like I was, like Magic and Oscar [Robertson] were, guys who had their own style and then others come behind them and replicate it. Kyrie plays jazz with the basketball.”