Many Knicks fans have been led to believe that the New York Knicks would end up with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant as free agents with Zion Williamson secured in the NBA Draft.
His recent antics off the court would absolutely decimate the alchemy this young Knicks roster is starting to build. Sure, Knicks fans would likely defend Kyrie until the cows come home, but seeing how New York has been the mainstream media punching bag for the past decade (or longer), this recent ordeal would bring the team back. back five years unless they could. win a championship during that time.
For the uninitiated, Kyrie Irving recently took a break for “personal reasons” and lost their last 4 games with the Brooklyn Nets. It looks like he will miss his fifth straight game which would be against the Knicks on Wednesday. I’ll give Kyrie the benefit of the doubt by noting that there may be some legitimate personal issues he tends to as to why he misses these games, but now the NBA is investigating the situation and found a video of Kyrie Irving at a family birthday party. without mask in a group of more than 15 people. If it is shown that the video was shot during Kyrie’s absence, there will be consequences to pay. Believer or not COVID, the NBA has strict protocols that players must adhere to to avoid pauses during seasonal play.
While he may be one of the 50 best players to ever grace an NBA pitch, this behavior is simply unacceptable and irresponsible. He is disrespectful to his teammates, coaches and the rest of the organization, and Kyrie should receive a hefty fine and suspension for this behavior.