Kyrie Irving’s Bizarre Admission About His Time in Brooklyn
After Kyrie Irving’s Mavericks lost to James Harden’s new Clippers team, Kyrie discussed his time in Brooklyn with Harden and Kevin Durant.
Dallas lost 107-88 to a much-improved Clippers outfit on Saturday and naturally, a Irving-Harden matchup prompted reporters to ask about what could have been at the Nets.
“We could sit here and play to what-if scenarios all day, bro,” Irving responded to a question from the Dallas Morning News, in a clip posted on X by Tomer Azarly. “But for me, even when James came to Brooklyn — and a lot of my peers, and a lot of my teammates I’ve played with — I’ve always told them that ‘This is bigger than just us being teammates right now, present moment. You’ve got to do what is best for you.’
“And it’s unfortunate that me, James and KD are part of the NBA history’s ‘what ifs’ of just having a superteam, and the expectations on us. And we did have a few good seasons and outside of just the things we couldn’t control, with the vaccine stuff and the mandates in New York City, and just the ups and downs of scenarios and circumstances, I feel like we did pretty well.
“I don’t look at that aspect of my career as disappointing. I think just think it’s kind of like one of those times that got away, the girl that got away… and it’ll hurt you for the rest of your life. You’re like looking at it, you got a great bad wife, kids and all that. So I don’t second-guess it, I don’t wanna get in trouble with my wife. I’m not thinking about nobody else, baby. But it just feels like that FOMO [fear of missing out], you missed out on something great.”
Harden, Durant and Kyrie only played a grand total of 16 games together at the Nets.
They won 13 of those games, which definitely does makes you wonder, what if?