Kyrie Irving Requests Trade Out Of Brooklyn

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Kyrie has made his demands clear.

Kyrie Irving has certainly had an interesting tenure with the Brooklyn Nets. Since joining the team back in 2019, Kyrie has had an up-and-down stretch. Overall, he has had to deal with numerous injuries. Additionally, he has had a slew of controversies, including the anti-semitism allegations that got him suspended from the team. Despite all of this, Kyrie has continued to ball out on the court, and it was looking like he and the Nets had reached a new chapter. In fact, Kyrie even made it clear last week that he wanted a long-term deal with the Nets.

Unfortunately, Kyrie's erratic behavior over the years has made it hard for the Nets to want a long-term deal. The team is aware that he is rarely available for large stretches of the season. Having said that, one could assume that the Nets were not as eager to get a deal done as Kyrie was. Add in the fact that the Nets have never gone past the second round with Kyrie and KD, and you realize why they may be additionally apprehensive.

Kyrie Irving Wants Out

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, it seems like the Nets were, indeed, a bit squeamish during negotiations. Consequently, Kyrie Irving officially wants a trade from the Nets. Today, Irving told the team that he would prefer to be sent to another team by the deadline. Moreover, if he isn't traded, he will simply walk away during free agency. No matter what, this is a horrible situation for the Nets to be in. With Kevin Durant out of the lineup, they have been relying on Kyrie. Not to mention, with KD in the lineup, the team was playing championship basketball. Now, however, Kyrie is throwing all of that away, and NBA fans are eager to see how this plays out.

The most obvious destination for Kyrie is the Lakers. They are willing to give up Russell Westbrook and their two future first-round picks. Whether or not that is enough for the Nets' front office, still remains to be seen. Either way, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news from around the sports world. Additionally, let us know where you think Kyrie should go, in the comments below.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.