Now the Brooklyn Nets find themselves in a precarious position.
Irving is one of their best players but continues to cause problems off the court.
Now after Irving posted an anti-Semitic film to his social media, he has been suspended for five games by the team.
Kyrie Irving is set to lose approximately $1.25 million for his current five-game suspension for failure to disavow antisemitism, though that number could climb if the @BrooklynNets extend his punishment.
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There is even a chance, that Irving will not play for the Nets again.
With the Nets now backed into a corner, it will be interesting to see if they try to trade the former all-star.
It seems likely there will be almost no market for the 30-year-old.
But, here are two potential landing spots for Irving.
Los Angeles Lakers
The one team that seemed to be interested in Irving before the season was the Lakers.
With the 2-5 start to the season for LA, it is at least worth seeing if they are still interested in Irving.
LeBron James was able to get the best out of Kyrie during their time together in Cleveland.
So it might be worth it to see if James can do it again.
The Lakers need shooting help, and Irving can bring that to their team.
Another team that might be willing to put up with Irving is the Miami Heat.
With an established head coach in Erik Spoelstra and president in Pat Riley, the Heat have the right culture in place.
On the court, Irving and Jimmy Butler would be a nice pairing.
Irving brings the offensive fire-power while Butler can do-it-all.
Miami is a perennial contender, and a focused Irving could help take them over the top.