Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is against ‘NBA Disney’ restart and reportedly proposed NBA players start a new league
Reports earlier suggested that Irving wants to start a new league
During a separate group chat, Irving requested his teammate not to step on the court when the season restarts. He also proposed that the players can start their own league where some NBA stars will not be able to dominate the whole league, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
To be clear on this, Kyrie Irving has proposed to his teammates they should start their own league, and it’s not necessarily in response to the bubble situation. https://t.co/x6pM4Dipc3
— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) June 17, 2020
The claim was soon brushed aside by Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks, confirming that Kyrie never suggested Nets to start their own League.
“Sources tell me that Kyrie Irving never stated that the Nets should begin their own league in response to the bubble. I’m told that after that report came out, he left the group chat” Taylor Rooks tweeted.
Sources tell me that Kyrie Irving never stated that the Nets should begin their own league in response to the bubble.
I’m told that after that report came out, he left the group chat.
— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) June 17, 2020
Kyrie is against the restart of NBA season in Disney World
Kyrie Irving, from the start is against the season return and thinks that basketball is not needed at this time as support for the American Black community is more important. Kyrie is also questioning NBA authority on the 2019-20 season return.
During a Friday conference call with over 80 players present, Irving reportedly said, “I’m not with the systematic racism and the bullshit. … Something smells a little fishy. Whether we want to admit it or not, we are targeted as black men every day we wake up.” He additionally claimed that he would give up everything he has for the sake of social justice reform, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Kyrie is out till next season due to injury but is active off court with his strong statements regarding the NBA season restart.