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Nets star Kyrie Irving speaks on NBA 75 snub

The NBA’s seventy fifth anniversary workforce was introduced in October. But following Wednesday’s Nets win over the Knicks, Kyrie Irving was requested about his omission from the checklist.

“I think I’ll leave it to the conspiracy theorists,” Irving informed reporters. “I think I was on the list, but I guess I’m not, so hey, like I said, maybe I’ll just wait 10 years, 20 years from now, hopefully with a few championships under my belt and talking with you guys on the court raising a few championship banners here in [Brooklyn]. That’s what it’s all about.”

When the checklist was initially introduced, there have been some web sleuths who theorized Irving was snubbed as a consequence of his stance on the COVID-19 vaccine, pointing to movies of Irving tagged with “NBA 75.” 

Evidently, Irving got here throughout these conspiracies and located himself in settlement.

Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving
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“It’s not necessarily about proving to somebody why I deserve to be on the list,” Irving mentioned. “I know that I have a lot more work to do in this league, and I just want to leave it there so just like my game speaks for itself. I love being skilled, but by the time I leave and retire, I want to be known as a winner. A championship winner. Wanna have a few of those things and do it with a great group of guys and a great organization that believes in me, and the rest of it can be written by itself.”

Originally, Irving had mentioned he wouldn’t take the bait on the subject, joking that possibly he’d make the workforce on the league’s a centesimal anniversary.

“If I’m up there with some of those guys, I don’t take it for granted,” he mentioned. “It was quite a lot of lonely nights within the health club, quite a lot of sacrifices of time, being away from my household, being away from buddies, not having a super childhood that everyone else has had, so to say, being a school dropout at Duke and simply not having the ability to reside what they are saying is a standard life: Get a 9-5 and pour into your ardour. 

“So this right here is a special game and it’s rewarded a lot of people. So if I can etch my name and be up there with some of the greats, I feel like I’m leaving the legacy I want to leave. It’s just a lot of hard work that goes into it, so I’m grateful for it.”

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