Brooklyn Nets fans aren’t taking the Kyrie Irving trade request very well.
Irving will miss Saturday’s game with what the team called a sore calf, but he appeared on the Barclays Center Jumbotron before the game.
Upon his image appearing, the Nets crowd immediately began booing.
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Irving hasn’t shied away from controversy since joining Brooklyn. He missed significant time during the 2020-21 season due to civil unrest in the country.
He missed a large portion of last season due to his vaccination status. Earlier this season, he was suspended for tweeting an anti-Semitic movie and didn’t immediately apologize afterward.
Statistically, Irving has had a fantastic year with the Nets, averaging 27.1 points, 5.3 assists and 5.1 rebounds. He was named to his eighth all-star game.
KYRIE IRV DE NETS OUT VS. WIZARDS WITH DAY OF INJURY AFTER ALL-STAR TRADE REQUESTS
After starting the year 2-5, Brooklyn won 16 of 18 games from November 27 to January 4.
They sit at 31-20 and fourth in the Eastern Conference while they wait The return of Kevin Durant of a skewed MCL.
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The trade request came after Irving and the Nets failed to agree on a contract extension. Irving is reportedly looking for something in the neighborhood of four, $198.5 million, according to ESPN.
Fox News’ Joe Morgan contributed to this report.