Kyrie Irving is in a “good spot” with the Nets and Thursday night, that spot was in Uni, NJ, home of Kane University.
Shortly after Ian Begley used that phrase to describe Irving’s relationship with the Nets, Irving took his seat at the university’s Harwood Arena with four Nets teammates and, perhaps more importantly, the Nets’ marketing team.
As Adam Zagoria wrote NJ.com:
Kyrie Irving returned to play basketball in New Jersey on Thursday night Brooklyn Nets Videos and photos of the night are posted and the closeness between the two parties is evident in the process.
The West Orange native and former St. The Patrick School star hosted the “More Than a Run” All-Star Game at Kean University, where a crowd of more than 2,000 included Nets teammates Royce O’Neal, Kessler Edwards and David Duke Jr.
Alondes Williams and RaiQuan Gray were also on hand.
The coverage on Instagram Thursday night was certainly positive. On Friday, the Nets’ official Twitter account added the cover…
Nets fans, who had little to work with this summer, took the incident — and the Nets’ attention to it — as a sign that the hoped-for “run-back” season had legs.
Fresh from the Brooklyn Nets IG… this doesn’t seem like the behavior of a team looking to trade a player… trying to say it all pic.twitter.com/gxhd3MgjQE
— Geno Da Don (@ThaRealVince) August 5, 2022
Indeed, the Nets made the deal look like nothing happened for months after Irving was unable to reach an agreement with the organization on a nearly quarter-billion extension after opting out of nearly $36.5 million in his final year. That, of course, was followed the next day by Kevin Durant requesting a trade, a back-to-back shootout that led to speculation that it would be more than a month or so before both would wear black and white again.
Earlier in the evening, Begley said that the 30-year-old star is looking forward to playing for the Nets in 2022-23, according to earlier reports by Brian Lewis and Shams Charania, a source close to Irving told The Seven this week. The -time All-Star is in good shape with the Nets and is in good shape heading into the 2022-23 season.
He also followed Joe Chin’s. One word Twitter response – “Truth” – Shlomo Sprung’s boardroom asked various New York playground legends which NBA player could best survive in those hallowed black tops? The vote was unanimous: Kyrie Irving. The players gathered in the city for the premiere of “NYC Point Gods,” a documentary produced by Kevin Durant.
Indeed, reports regarding the fate of the two superstars have changed over the past week or so, with speculation surrounding whether the Nets will bring the two players back to the table amid the debate over which team can make the best offer for the two superstars. Earlier in the week, Steve Bulpett, Writing for Heavy.comDurant and Ty reportedly plan to meet soon.
One night, a fan posted a video of Durant, Ben Simmons and Anthony Davis hanging out in Los Angeles.
In the meantime, we need more tea leaves to read.