Both LeBron James and Kevin Durant are furious that Kyrie Irving is allowed to sit courtside at a Nets game, but he still can’t play.
The Brooklyn Nets recorded a close 110-107 win over the Knicks on Sunday at the Barclays Center, but most of the talk from the action is coming from what was going on away from the action. That’s because Kyrie Irving, who can’t play home games, was sitting courtside.
So, Irving is allowed to be in the building, but New York City Mayor Eric Adams still hasn’t changed the rules to let the star guard suit up. With this, both Kevin Durant and LeBron James have called out Adams for what’s going on.
Kevin Durant is not happy Kyrie Irving still can’t suit up in Brooklyn
As you can see from the tweet above, Durant didn’t hesitate in letting Adams know exactly how he feels. If you ask Durant, it’s ridiculous that Irving and other unvaccinated people can go watch the game, yet his teammate still can’t run out on the hardwood with him. James wants to see change as well.
While James and Irving are no longer teammates, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have love and respect for him. That’s why James wants to see Irving on the court as soon as possible in his home stadium.
There’s arguments on both sides of things, but some people in New York think it’s unfair that Irving can go watch games as a spectator and support his teammates, but that he is still banned from playing. ESPN’s Michael Wilbon doesn’t agree with James or Durant, as he just lit them up with his latest take.
Adams is receiving plenty of heat for the Irving situations, but it’s up in the air if any changes will be coming. For now, Irving will have to keep watching the Nets play their home games in street clothes.