The Kyrie Saga Continues

The Brooklyn Nets deemed Kyrie Irving out for personal reasons for a fourth consecutive game. He will miss tonight’s matchup against the Denver Nuggets, and is expected to miss the next two games after that.

Brooklyn’s point guard was spotted celebrating his sister’s 30th birthday at a club on Monday night. The video went viral, and put more pressure on the Nets to explain Irving’s absence.

Three weeks into the season, Irving has created quite the frenzy around Brooklyn.

  • He refused to speak with reporters during media week.
  • He didn’t inform Nets head coach Steve Nash that he would miss Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers until moments before tip-off.
  • He’s maskless in the viral club video, which is likely to result in him missing more games due to NBA health and safety protocols. 

The big question inside the Nets: How much patience does owner Joe Tsai have with Irving? Communication has been minimal, but the front office has made it clear that they’re unhappy with the superstar’s actions.

If the NBA finds that Irving breached COVID-19 protocols, he’ll miss another six games and lose $2,323,635 in salary.