Suspended Irving meets NBA's Silver

By DJ Arthurs

November 09, 2022

Image Copyright - Erik Drost

AP Sources claim productive meeting held between Kyrie Irving and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver

Irving, who was suspended by the nets for at least 5 games without pay, is believed to have met with Adam Silver, and although the meeting details are yet to be made public, AP Sources are reporting that it was "productive".

AP Report that the meeting was held just a few hours after Silver said publicly that Irving had made a "reckless decision" to not only post a link to an antisemitic film on his twitter feed, but to also refuse to condemn antisemitism, or apologise for his actions.

By effectively doubling down on his stance, the Brooklyn Nets and the NBA were left with no choice but to suspend Irving who has also seen his stupidly lucrative deal with Nike binned in the process.

Shortly after the Nets announced his suspension, Irving deleted the post and apologised on his Instagram feed. But it was too little, too late - and many pundits are suggesting it could be Irving's last dance in Brooklyn, with the Nets seemingly open to jettisoning their troubled star all together.

Not only has Irving brought the spotlight down on the Nets at a time when they have significant on court and coaching troubles, you may recall that Irving also caused the Brooklyn outfit problems last season, when his refusal to get a COVID jab, led to him missing most of the 2021-22 Nets home games.

Irving will miss his fourth game tonight as the Nets host the Knicks, with a 4-game away trip to the West Coast following, with the Nets meeting LAC, LAL, POR and SAC in that order between 12th and 17th November.

Technically Irving could be back sometime in the middle of that trip, but its unlikely, with his probable return to the court being the hosting of the Memphis Grizzlies on 20th November. But - I'd bet he never returns in the Nets uniform and is traded with reasonable haste at the earliest opportunity. I'd also have a little punt on the Los Angeles Lakers being his destination.

Follow DJ Arthurs on Twitter at @DJArthursJourno

Image copyright - Erik Drost

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