Well, guess we’re doing this again.
Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving has requested a trade, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Drama has followed the 30-year-old throughout every step of his Nets tenure. In the 2020-21 season, his refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine forced him out of the lineup for home games until New York mayor Eric Adams altered the city’s laws.
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This past offseason, Irving asked for and was granted permission to seek a sign-and-trade, though he eventually reneged and returned to the Nets.
Then, earlier this season, he was suspended by the team for sharing a documentary with anti-Semitic views, then refusing to apologize.
Star teammate Kevin Durant also requested a trade this past offseason before agreeing to return to the team.
On the season, Irving is averaging 27.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists.