Losers of Kyrie sweepstakes (Lakers) are the real winners

Kyrie IrvingImage: AP Kyrie Irving is a basketball monkey paw. His hardwood alchemy can grant your ephemeral wishes on the court, but with dire side effects on your long-term team chemistry. Stick with him long enough and he’ll deliver a plague to your franchise and refuse to get vaccinated afterward. If basketball were an individual … Read more

Nick Wright speculates the Brooklyn Nets took the Dallas Mavericks’ offer over the LA Lakers’ package because they’re not trading Kevin Durant

Rumors are running rampant that the Brooklyn Nets will eventually trade Kevin Durant after Kyrie Irving was dealt to the Dallas Mavericks. Brooklyn got Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith and future draft picks for the mercurial point guard. Some basketball fans felt Brooklyn lost a big opportunity to stockpile first-round picks while also getting Russell Westbrook … Read more

Lakers are biggest losers in Nets-Mavericks Kyrie Irving trade

Kyrie Irving: still not a LakerPhoto: Getty Images During a season in which league-wide parity has been the overarching theme, the drama-free Dallas Mavericks dove headfirst into unknown depths by acquiring team arsonist Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets. All it took was Dorian Finney-Smith, point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, some second-round picks, and a first-round … Read more

Cam Thomas can fill (some of) the Nets’ Kyrie Irving void

Cam ThomasPhoto: AP One man’s trash being another man’s treasure has never meant more than it has in regards to Brooklyn Nets combo guard Cam Thomas. one day after Irving threw the Nets into the dumpster bin and demanded a trade, he sat due to “calf soreness,” which has become the NBA’s go-to diagnosis for … Read more

Is Miami Heat the best fit for Kyrie Irving ahead of his impending exit from Brooklyn Nets?

The Miami Heat made the NBA Finals in 2020 but were defeated by LeBron James and the LA Lakers. The Heat also had a chance to advance to the Finals last year, but they fell to the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. This year, the Heat has been rather disappointing. … Read more

Why would any NBA team want Nets Kyrie Irving?

Kyrie IrvingImage: Getty Images Eventually, some time way down the road, after kneading hundreds of millions of dollars, Kyrie Irving is going to get his. By that point though, it’ll be way too late in life to teach him that he’s ever done anything wrong. When the news broke that Irving demanded a trade from … Read more

Zach Lowe says “Every time Kevin Durant gets hurt, they descend into 8th circle of hell” outlining concerns for Kevin Durant amid Kyrie Irving trade

One player who would not benefit from the Kyrie Irving trade request situation is Kevin Durant, who’s currently hurt and unable to play for the Brooklyn Nets. ESPN’s Zach Lowe talked about his concerns for the Nets as their chances of winning the championship this season have decreased. Lowe noticed a pattern where whenever their … Read more

Kyrie Irving has his finger on Brooklyn Nets’ dead man’s switch

“Trade me”Image: Getty Images A dull day with the Brooklyn Nets is merely the calm before a Kyrie Irving storm. On Friday afternoon, the Nets star point guard added another chapter to his tumultuous tenure in Brooklyn by placing his finger on a metaphorical dead man’s switch by outright requesting a trade from the Nets. … Read more

Kyrie Irving requests a trade from Brooklyn Nets, confirms Shams Charania

In a shocking turn of events, Kyrie Irving has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets. Shams Charania of The Athletic recently reported that the All-Star guard has informed the team that he wants to be moved or will leave in free agency. Breaking: Brooklyn Nets All-Star Kyrie Irving has requested a trade, league sources … Read more

Kyrie Irving wants Brooklyn Nets to trade him: Woj

Image: AP Brooklyn Nets heat magnet and resident conspiracy theorist Kyrie Irving wants the team to deal him elsewhere prior to the NBA trade deadline or he’ll leave as a free agentas reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Irving, 30, had previously requested to be sign-and-traded ahead of the season, according … Read more