NYC mayor says goodbye to Kyrie Irving
New York City Mayor Eric Adams sent his farewell message to Kyrie Irving after it was learned on Sunday that the Brooklyn Nets were commerce Irving to the Dallas Mavericks.
As mentioned by Isabel Keane of the New York Post, Pat Kiernan of the NY1 television network asked Adams in an interview on Monday how he would react to Irving’s transaction request report done before last weekend.
“I would find the team that beat us the most and send him to that team because then we would start beating that team,” Adams replied. He was not made there.
“No matter how talented you are, your ability to interact with your colleagues is more important,” Adams added of Irving. “One player can lower a team’s synergy — and so I’ll send him to the team that beats us the most so we can start winning better.”
Irving joined the Nets as a free agent in the summer of 2019 and failed to lead the club to an NBA Finals during his tenure with the organization.
Eight-time All-Star pick to play just 29 regular games of the season for Brooklyn in 2021-22 due to his decision not to get a COVID-19 vaccine was paired with New York’s vaccination mission involves players participating in competitions held at Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden.
Last September, Irving took to Twitter to explosion Adams after the mayor announced the end of the city’s private employer COVID-19 vaccination mandate. The one-time NBA champion wrote that “This enforced Vaccine/Pandemic is one of the greatest HUMAN RIGHTS violations in history.”
More recently, Irving missed a a total of eight games this past fall while on suspension for sharing a link to an anti-Semitic movie and book and for initially refusing to apologize or confirm he has no anti-Semitic beliefs.
Unofficial Nets-Mavericks trading early Monday afternoon and Irving still listed on Brooklyn’s lineup at that time. Based on GAME, Irving could make his Dallas debut on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Clippers.