Kyrie Irving eats during his postgame availability following a win over the Denver Nuggets; says he’s hungry because he played an NBA game.
The Brooklyn Nets finally turned it around Saturday night as they claimed a victory over Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets in a thriller that went down to the wire. After having dropped 4 games straight, including two straight to Giannis and the Bucks, Kyrie Irving’s squad found themselves as the 3rd seed out East.
However, this win over the Nuggets has propelled them back into the 2nd seed, giving them homecourt advantage in a potential second round series against Milwaukee. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant led the way for the Nets as they combined for 64 points on efficient shooting from the field.
Following the game, Kyrie Irving opened up his postgame availability to talk about overcoming Brooklyn’s 4-game skid and did so while eating.
Kyrie Irving says he’s sorry for eating during his postgame interview.
Playing a basketball game is perhaps one of the most taxing sports to indulge in, due to the fast-paced nature of the game. Playing it at the highest level imaginable, that being an NBA game, is far more tiresome than any old pick-up game at the park. NBA athletes are some of the most well conditioned individuals in the sporting world, especially guards.
It was understandable that Kyrie Irving felt an immense amount of hunger after having played 40 minutes in the win over the Nuggets as running back and forth over the 94 feet of hardwood is no easy task. The calories that Irving and other players burn on a nightly basis are enough to keep many of them in a deficit for extended periods of time.
Kyrie Irving had a late meal at his postgame press conference:
“Excuse me, I’m very hungry. Just played in an NBA game.” 😂 pic.twitter.com/GOm25Vcy1V
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To add onto the fact that Kyrie Irving had just played an NBA game that went down to clutch time, the former All-Star game MVP is confirmed to have been observing Ramadhan this year. This means that he is most likely fasting from sunrise to sunset, a period of time that spans over 15 hours in a day.
Credit to players such as Irving, Jaylen Brown, Enes Kanter, and many more for being in peak condition to hit the floor every night during this season’s condensed schedule, and put hup great stats for their team, all while fasting.