I’m so curious to see/know/understand how Kyrie Irving will impact the Nets.
What does it all mean for Brooklyn’s D?
What does it all mean for Brooklyn?
Will his vaccination status (a choice he freely made!) become an obnoxious distraction? Not being vaccinated is the new kneeling. If the entire team is comfortable with his vaccination status then he has zero obligations to take a “shot” for the team.
While the science is sound as a pound this whole pandemic we’ve over sold the “benefits” of militant social solidarity. This ain’t high school, yo: a trail means you’re just following in somebody else’s footsteps. Yes some people won’t follow the pandemic rules; nobody promised us a fair life. His vaccination status is his issue not mine; I ain’t taking that on.
Why didn’t Kyrie Irving play earlier in the season? Even part-time? That seems silly now.
How long will it take for him to ramp up into game shape?
And with his return and the Chicago Bulls heating up how does this impact the East?! (Here’s my honest truth: I have zero respect for the Bucks. The coach is lousy and frowzy; I wouldn’t trust him in a pie eating content.)
After all the hype and all the talk; I had to see it to believe it but is real. Kyrie Irving really has returned to the NBA.
(Canada and Toronto are taking stupid pills so he will not be playing here. Raptors illogically cannot host fans (again!); starting January 15 Canada will prohibit any athletes who are unvaccinated from entering. Sigh. What’s the data and specific metrics that prompted that decision?)
Here’s his first bucket…welcome back!
Kyrie Irving drops in his first bucket of the season!
— NBA (@NBA) January 6, 2022
Kyrie Irving’s Final Stats from His First Game This Season…Nets defeated the Pacers 129 to 121. A win is good.
◽️ 22 PTS,
◽️ 9/17 FG
◽️ 3 STL
Kyrie Irving is back. pic.twitter.com/xreIxgko1D
— The Athletic NBA (@TheAthleticNBA) January 6, 2022
So many questions but I guess for now I can go zen and just enjoy the moment. #BallorFall
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