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Kyrie Irving's Nets agency's free gamble might cost him Kevin Durant

Kyrie Irving’s Nets agency’s free gamble might cost him Kevin Durant

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Fortunately, we are not Brooklyn Networksthe franchise that couldn’t predict all the circumstances over the past two years but had to know something was going to happen.

Somehow, they believed with Kevin Durant And his hometown background in the New York area that Irving could be happy with — or at least smother him with enough TLC to prevent this particular situation.

defend him, make excuses for him and when it comes to holding him accountable he finally wants to take his ball and go home, or Anywhere near the Barclays Center.

Irving has always been right about one thing, whether it’s incredible or incredible, it’s amazing. He gets just as much attention when he’s having fun as he does when he does stunts behind the scenes.

The last one, an issue that his third eye apparently couldn’t see coming, revolved around Nets are not willing to give him a fully guaranteed maximum contract It would take him into his mid-30s. He’s threatening to take his part-time services elsewhere while he wants full-time rates.

Let’s see, a talented but vulnerable point-the nest The goalkeeper who, at any moment, would refuse to show up at training or games, leaving his coaches and teammates swaying in the wind, annoyed Your current employer considers him unreliable?

He may have been lulled into a false sense of security by all the public displays of support from Shawn Marks, Steve Nash, and Durant. But they soon learn what the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers have discovered the hard way: There’s nothing to be happy about.

This is impossible.

Kyrie Irving will never be happy, whether or not he gets his favorite contract extension from the Brooklyn Nets. (Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images)

Now, Irving wasn’t offered the perfect situations in Cleveland, when he first got there and even after LeBron James returned to Northeast Ohio. Irving wanted his voice to be louder, and to be more important – both within the locker room and to the general public.

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But that never took, and naturally frustrated him.

Going to Boston and having to lead a group of youngsters wasn’t the ideal situation either, and although he initially promised his fan base he’d re-sign, he and Durant developed an idea to play together — not quite original considering last time. hold or so.

He was not equipped to lead, and his intentions were not backed by effective methods, but in his mind he probably felt that the lessons learned along the way would help him in Brooklyn.

But the world faded, and the NBA needed rules and structure to keep this money train moving.

Irving and structure don’t mix, as it just seems to work in disarray. He’s missed more games than he’s played with Brooklyn, and one participant won only one playoff series due to his troubles.

Irving is guided by his principles, whatever they are at the moment. Sometimes it can seem sincere, like reconnecting with a long-lost relative that you loved so much. The next moment, he says and does something that makes you remember why there was so much distance in the first place.

Not a single situation is unforgivable on its own, although his refusal to be vaccinated caused a domino effect that ended in a four-game sweep by the once-young Celtics.

Every little step creates the grand staircase, and at the end of it, it’s not a ladder to NBA heaven.

Why is it always? He always gets in his way just to go out and perform his strong personal ability to play this game?

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It is easier to defend on the ground than outside, and at its best between those four lines, it is unguardable. But here lies the angle in which the Nets so willingly prop themselves up.

Irving’s talent has always valued them more than other franchises, given that they needed a foothold in the New York area, and the league as a whole. Durant and Irving gave a bit of color to the black-and-white franchise, and the Nets had to give them some leeway.

Irving colors off the lines and tested infrastructure that was still being built. His influence was always on Durant’s side as opposed to his own value, a value his talent demanded but his resume never showed.

He wanted all the spoils for being the franchisor, but he never put in the necessary sweat, more than the show. His weakness may have gained some grace in moments, but that does not mean that one is qualified to lead.

Chaos doesn’t make sense, and so are salary requirements.

If Irving was a player who would turn all the tides, if one whose presence inspired merely his teammates to play with and for him, he would have not only the Brooklyn Nets as a real-life rookie, but every team without a primary guard in the NBA.

He’s not a loser, but there is a question as to how much of an individual impact he has on winning. The perfect complement can be in the ideal, but these conditions do not present themselves except for seismic changes in the landscape.

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And plate tectonics in the NBA has no place for another at the moment.

He’s not trustworthy on a number of levels, and he knows it deep down.

He dares the Nets to let him test the free agent market, and the Nets learn he doesn’t want to leave Durant.

If he were to leave, there was no concession that could accommodate both Irving and Durant, so he would leave his friend with very little chance of being reunited. He wants to stay, but stays on his terms with the money and the perceived influence that comes with it.

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets look at the final seconds of their 109-103 loss to the Boston Celtics during Game Three of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center on April 23, 2022 in New York City.

Are Kevin Durant and Keri Irving really ready to walk away from the Brooklyn Nets and each other? (Albello/Getty Images).

Irving will likely have more influence on driving the conversation in the NBA than he does practically in the building where he occasionally appears. The stimulus-filled contract interferes with his sensitivity because, in the greatest display of self-awareness he can show, he knows he won’t be around all the time.

It would be something – a birthday, an anniversary, a full moon, an eclipse – that would keep him from entering work that day or that week.

Accepting a conditional deal would constitute no more unattractive precedent for the future than this complete fiasco reflecting on the NBA players as a whole, with CBA talks coming up.

Irving is one, in every possible way.

Saying Irving “means good” has always been the answer, as he was a young man trying to find his way in an environment where there is only room for mercy but a lot of compassion.

At some point, though, it can’t be everyone else’s fault, nor can it just be special intentions or circumstances.

At some point, professionals have to be professionals.