Kyrie Irving will not be signing a contract extension with the Nets anytime soon, and we’re beginning to learn why.
For the past few months, Kyrie and the Nets have been publicly negotiating his extension, with the Nets wanting to give him a shorter contract and Kyrie wanting to get a max-length contract.
According to Fox Sports’ Ric Bucher. Kyrie also had some bizarre demands, like not wanting to play more than 60 games or back-to-backs.
Via Ahn Fire Digital
“[Nets governor] Joe Tsai has already shown he’s willing to play hardball with Kyrie by taking a max extension off the table almost immediately,” Bucher said. “Now, part of that may be Kyrie’s doing. I’m told he wanted his new contract to guarantee he wouldn’t have to play more than 60 games in a season and would not have to play any back-to-backs, which he apparently referred to as inhumane.”
NBA fans do not believe Ric Bucher’s report.
100% cap if bucher is saying it https://t.co/cB2gslZyKJ
— dru_star (@dru_star) August 11, 2022
Who is this guys sources man https://t.co/shFtYYUh24
— Jamal Hashburn (@chadflendy) August 11, 2022
Ric is such a liar https://t.co/ShYK7NOpvy
— The M&R Network (@MalcandRonShow) August 11, 2022