Stephen A. Smith has attacked Kyrie Irving in an all-out attack after emerging video evidence of him partying while going ‘off the grid’.
Before the start of the season, Irving did not play with the media by calling himself a ‘pawn’. He also worked in a media boycott, an act for which he was fined by the NBA. The Nets guard seemed to have left it behind after a good start to the season.
But the problem is never far from Kyari, and it is not so for the last 5 years. The 6’2 last guard last played an NBA game in a win against Utah 8 days ago. He then walked off the grid without even telling head coach Steve Nash about his intentions.
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Now video footage of him celebrating his family’s birthday has surfaced, with Irving in a tight spot. He is currently under investigation by the league office for breaking the Kovid protocol.
Stephen A. Smith launches full frontal attack on Kyrie Irving
In today’s episode of First Take, Stephen A overcame all his estrangement in Kyari. He was asked if Irving ‘deserved all this drama’, and he went right in:
“No, that’s not worth it. As a matter of fact, I say it straight up and down: I think Kyrie Irving should retire. I think he should announce his retirement today. Obviously you do not want to play basketball poorly. “
“Kyrie Irving has not prioritized basketball. I am not saying that he does not want to play it fully. How appropriate is the Brooklyn Nets? How appropriate is this for Sean Marks? For Steve Nash – a coach he supported. How appropriate is it for his brother Kevin Durant? “
“I think Kyrie Irving should retire. I think he should announce his retirement today.”@stephenasmith Right to the point
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– ESPN (@espn) 13 January 2021
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Stephen A. showed off his nuances with a bad bad act. But overall he’s right – Irving should think more about the people who put him in such a great position.