“Shame” LeBron James reveals true feelings on ‘shameful’ Kyrie Irving snub from NBA 75 Team

Kyrie Irving leads the Brooklyn Nets into the playoffs and former teammate LeBron James showers his support towards the point guard on NBA 75 list snub.

Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving hit the headlines after stellar performances in his recent games proving that he is worthy of being called an all-time great player. At the beginning of the season, Irving had a tough battle with the New York City authorities for not abiding by their vaccine mandate. Consequently, he was restricted from playing NBA games until he changed his mind.

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Kyrie Irving in action against the Boston Celtics

Eventually, the city lifted all rules that restricted unvaccinated players to participate as per requests of league officials. Kyrie Irving made his debut early this past January and things seemed very normal. The Brooklyn Nets point guard sounded off on all critics after scoring 22 points going 9-17 from the field including 3 steals and a block. Until very recently, Irving was only allowed to participate on the road but due to urgent requirements for the playoffs, the state was able to bend the rules further based on the situation of the pandemic.

Kyrie Irving leads the Nets into the playoffs despite an unreliable schedule

Kyrie Irving and Darius Garland
Kyrie Irving and Darius Garland

Kyrie Irving on his return mentioned that he was very nervous stepping back onto the court especially because he was out for more than half a year. Shortly after his arrival, Kevin Durant was sidelined and James Harden pushed for a trade out of Brooklyn in February. Irving’s presence on the team was very limited during that period which caused them to slip further down and into the play-in berths.

Soon Kyrie would shut the doubters off after having two outstanding games of 50 and 60 points. Following both those games, he was still a major threat to the Nets’ offense and Durant’s presence in itself is looked at as even more fearful. Now Irving averages 27.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 5.8 assists per game. He led the Nets past the play-in tournament against the Cleveland Cavaliers averaging 31 points per game during the month of April alone.

Kyrie Irving gets showered with support by former teammate LeBron James

Kyrie Irving in action against the Boston Celtics
Kyrie Irving in action against the Boston Celtics

There was a lot of controversy surrounding this year’s top 75 players on the all-time list after the league had “snubbed” Kyrie Irving from a selection. Fans had found a video posted on YouTube of Kyrie Irving being named as one of the players. The video was posted on the NBA’s official account and was later taken down. Irving recently spoke on the snub saying, “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.”

The Brooklyn Nets have already started their title run for the season going up against the Boston Celtics. The Nets had lost to their opponents at the buzzer after Jayson Tatum hit an insane shot. Despite the loss, Irving still fought hard finishing with 39 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists on 12-20 shooting from the field. Following his performance, DJ Steph Floss reacted on Twitter saying, “Again… they gotta remove someone from that Top 75 list and put Kyrie in there!” His former teammate LeBron James retweeted the comment saying, “Damn shame he ain’t Top 75.”

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