Word on the street was that Irving desired an exit from the team, alongside Kevin Durant.
After the hassles he had caused the team, some Nets followers threw their hands in the air and said, “No more.”
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) September 6, 2022
But the Nets want to remind those people how special Irving can be – despite some of the drama he causes.
The team posted a video of Irving’s incredible 60-point game against the Orlando Magic.
The match, from March of 2022, showcased all of Irving’s skills: he was shooting from the outside, he was drawing fouls, and he was carving a path for himself into the paint.
He was on fire and everything he touched turned to points on that night.
Irving might create headaches but he still creates Ws too.
Irving Is Back
It is true that many of the headlines about Irving are negative.
They are usually about his COVID vaccine stance, his out-there opinions, and his rocky relationship with fellow teammates and the Nets’ front office.
However, his skill should not be ignored: last season, Irving was still putting up 27.4 points a game.
His career average remains an impressive 23.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 5.7 assists.
As the video proves, he is still supremely talented.
He might ruffle feathers and upset or embarrass, but there are few point guards who are as talented as Irving.
In the upcoming season, Irving will need to continue playing lights-out basketball if the Nets are going to get to the top of the Eastern Conference.
If the drama is really behind Irving and his Nets, great things could be ahead.