Earlier this week, a report from ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan suggested Brooklyn Nets officials are worried about the behavior of star point guard Kyrie Irving.
MacMullan’s report suggested Kyrie’s “mood swings” are the “are the unspoken concern that makes Nets officials queasy.”
Following her report, former Syracuse star and NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb had a question for Kevin Durant.
“With everything starting to come out with Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets, when will Kevin Durant realize maybe I should’ve stayed in Golden State?” McNabb said on Twitter.
It didn’t take Durant long to respond.
“Relax McNabb,” Durant tweeted out.
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) October 30, 2019
As for Jackie Mac’s report, she suggested a “recent episode” has the Nets worried.
“When Irving lapses into these funks, he often shuts down, unwilling to communicate with the coaching staff, front office and, sometimes, even his teammates. Nets team sources say one such episode occurred during Brooklyn’s trip to China, leaving everyone scratching their heads as to what precipitated it.”
Head coach Kenny Atkinson refuted the report, suggesting they’re happy with Irving’s performance and behavior so far this season.
His effort on the floor has been nothing short of excellent, despite the team’s 1-2 start. Irving is averaging 37.7 points, 6.3 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game.
He’ll have to carry the load until Durant is healthy enough to rejoin the team – likely next season.