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Post $11 Million Nike Contract Loss, Kyrie Irving Causes Stir with Cryptic Messages Penned on his Shoes

Arjun Julka

Post $11 Million Nike Contract Loss, Kyrie Irving Causes Stir with Cryptic Messages Penned on his Shoes

It’s been a while since Kyrie Irving has been under the radar for his antisemitic statements. The Nets guard’s decision to share a link to the Amazon documentary Hebrews to Negr**s: Wake Up Black America caused a massive stir, given the content hurt the Jewish community.

What made matters worse for Irving refusing to apologize for the longest time. Amid the public ire, the Nets management decided to levy heavy punishments on the former champion post an 8-game suspension.

Though Irving did tender a public apology, many felt it was forced and too late. The 30-year-old had many calling him out to be canceled. With the public sentiment being highly negative against Kai, sports apparel giant Nike decided to cut their long-time association with him.

Also read: Amidst $11 Million Nike Contract Loss, Kyrie Irving Drops 29 In Skechers and Hanes Socks

Currently a sneaker-free agent, Irving had everyone take notice of his footwear during the Nets vs. Hornets game on Wednesday.

Kyrie Irving kick-starts a new controversy.

Controversy’s favorite child, Kyrie Irving, was back at it again, this time, courtesy of his relationship with Nike ending. The former champion had strong messages written on his latest kicks, which did have the impression of the Nike logo.

The Nets guard was wearing The Kyrie 3 Raygun with a piece of tape covering the swoosh logo.

Irving made a handsome $11 million per annum from his association with Nike.

Ja Morant to replace Kyrie Irving.

According to the latest reports, Nike has already found a replacement for Uncle Drew, and it is none other than upcoming superstar and Grizzlies guard Ja Morant.

Given the box office draw of Big 12, one can be rest assured of Nike already receiving inquiries regarding the availability of the shoes. Nonetheless, it remains to be seen if the company renews its ties with Irving anytime in the future.

Also read: “It’s a fight every day to keep my sneaker prices down”: Kyrie Irving gives an insight into his $11M deal with Nike

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Arjun Julka

Arjun Julka


Arjun Julka is a NBA author at The SportsRush. Basketball isn’t just a sport for this 26-year-old, who hails from Mumbai. He began watching the sport after stumbling upon a court in his society, helping him identify an undiscovered passion for the game of hoops. Now an ardent fan, Arjun supports Stephen Curry and the Warriors but also enjoys watching Giannis Antetokounmpo own the paint. When it comes to the GOAT debate, the TSR author feels LeBron James is yet to receive a lot of his due but cannot deny marveling at Michael Jordan’s resume.

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