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Drama brewing for Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn

It seems like this is going to be a career-long thing for star Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving.


Having just recently signed a max contract with Brooklyn this past summer, there already seems to be trouble in paradise.

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith doubled down on that belief during Thursday’s taping of “First Take.”


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Smith claimed he doesn’t think what he’s hearing is fair or necessarily true but that people are putting things out there. The implication is clear that Irving is being difficult or not a great teammate.

The Nets are off to a 6-8 start but Irving has put up stellar numbers. He’s averaging 28.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game. His PER is currently a career-best 26.39.

Numbers aside, there already been reports Irving’s mood swings have been an issue and he may not have fully bought into things in Brooklyn.

Kyrie Irving is due to make $136 million over four years thanks to the contract he signed over the summer. The Nets have to be praying this works out.

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