Kyrie Irving tried to take the Brooklyn Nets down from the inside. In the end, Irving’s power play failed, and now he’s set to return to Brooklyn next season on a one-year, $36.5 million contract. Of course, with Irving, things are rarely as clean and easy as they should be.
Irving had the NBA newscycle in a full nelson over the last week when he threatened to leave the Nets in free agency if he didn’t get a long-term, max contract. The Nets were resolute in their decision not to give Irving long-term money. Irving responded by leveraging his friendship with Nets co-star Kevin Durant to get what he
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