New York (USA) – Kyrie Irving, the Brooklyn Nets guard, has announced that he will stay for another season with the NBA franchise. The 30-year-old Australian-born basketball player has had two days to exercise the option, which gives him a $37 million (€35 million) contract for a fourth year at the net. “Ordinary people make the world go round, but those who dare to be different guide us toward tomorrow. I’ve decided to exercise choice. See you in the fall.”said the athlete.
Irving and three seasons with the Brooklyn Nets
Arriving in New York in 2019 from the Boston Celtics, Irving’s path to the net was so littered with injuries that he has played just 103 games for Brooklyn so far, averaging 27.1 points and 6 points on the scoring sheet. Assists per game. Then last season was marked by the refusal to be vaccinated against Covid disease. A decision that forced him not to be able to train in the gym with his teammates due to the health protocol in force in New York until last March and to stay out for most of the regular season. Irving’s decision could affect the future of the team’s other star, Kevin Durant, who wanted to wait for his teammate before deciding whether to stay in Brooklyn.
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