Precisely after a relatively calm period in which he displayed excellent ability, Kyrie Irving returned to producing news that was not necessarily related to basketball. Tonight (Monday) an official announcement was made by the Brooklyn Nets, stating that the star will be absent from the next three away games to be held this week against Portland, Utah and Detroit – “family parties”.
It should be noted that Brooklyn is facing a not-so-simple injury blow as well, with Kevin Durant, one of the team’s big stars if not the biggest of them all, being sidelined for over a month due to a leg injury. In addition to KD, in the last game of the Hunts, Andrei Shamett was also injured, who sprained his ankle during Steve Nash’s team win over the Washington Wizards and Danny Abdia. Although Irving will be out for a non-injury reason, that fact certainly does not please coach Steve Nash who will have to make do without a number of particularly significant rotation players.
As you may recall, at the start of the season Irving missed 12 games for personal reasons, during which time he was documented attending his sister’s birthday party and breaking the Corona regulations in the world’s best basketball league. That disciplinary offense delayed his return to the floor and also carried with it a fine for violating the NBA Health Protocol.
In light of this case, Irving, who is celebrating his 29th birthday tomorrow, is under a magnifying glass due to his controversial behavior since moving to Nets. At the same time, he manages to set an impressive average of 28.1 points, 5.7 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game this season.
Kyrie Irving will not accompany the team on this week’s three-game road trip (POR / UTA / DET) in order to tend to a family matter.
– Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) March 22, 2021