You may have heard of the term “ghosting” in the world of online dating, but it apparently is a thing in the modern NBA as well. Case in point: Boston Celtics free agent guard Kyrie Irving.
Irving is widely expected to leave Boston this summer. The Brooklyn Nets are currently regarded as the favorite to land him, potentially at the expense of their own budding point guard.
If some Celtics fans were holding out hope of Irving returning, Adam Himmelsbach’s latest report in the Boston Globe isn’t exactly encouraging.
According to Himmelsbach, Celtics have not been in contact with Irving in the last few weeks. He has essentially been “radio silent.”
The strangest part of the Irving situation right now is that it appears he has essentially ghosted on the Celtics. The people within the organization I have spoken with have made it clear that they have had little, if any, communication with Irving in recent weeks.
Himmelsbach notes that Irving has been busy during that time, firing his longtime agent and signing with Roc Nation Sports. The agency’s connections to the Nets fueled the Kyrie-to-Brooklyn rumors.
Brooklyn may be the odds-on favorite right now, but don’t forget there have been reports that Irving is intrigued by playing with Anthony Davis, who is now in Los Angeles. Some guy named LeBron is also playing with the Lakers and Davis too.
We officially have two weeks until the start of free agency. Buckle up.