Heres What Twitter Said About Kyrie Irving’s Huge Game
Despite all the negativity and criticism that has surrounded Kyrie Irving’s huge game, there is still no denying that he was one of the best players to play in the NBA this season. Here are just a few of the tweets that have been sent about the Celtics star.
Embiid’s ‘cat and mouse’ game with Trae Young
Embiid’s ‘cat and mouse’ game with Trae Young was one of the most impressive defensive performances of his career. Embiid jumped passing lanes to help Trae Young on pick and roll plays. The result was a monster steal and an old-fashioned three-point play that sent the Sixers home with a win.
The Sixers’ defense came up with two huge stops in the final two minutes. Embiid swatted away a lob from Young with seven seconds left, and he hit three of four free throws in the final four seconds.
Embiid has become one of the most complete passing centers in the NBA. He has refined his pick and roll defense substantially last season. He is adept at baiting drivers into throwing lobs. He also recognizes the proper angles for drop coverage. He now acts on the team’s positioning rather than based on the defender.
Joel Embiid’s defensive skills are much more subtle than his offensive game. He doesn’t lock down many guards. However, he is still able to impose significant pressure on the opponent. He also has some of his best defensive plays saved for the playoffs.
Jordan Rabinowitz’s tweet that the Brooklyn Nets should get rid of Irving
Several Twitter users have stoked the fire by asking why Kyrie Irving is still playing for the Brooklyn Nets, a team that has a storied history of bringing home championships. As it turns out, Irving is one of the most controversial players in the NBA. Some fans have called for his ouster, while others have proclaimed that Irving is the greatest thing to happen to the franchise in more than a decade. The debate may go on for the foreseeable future, but in the end Irving will have to earn the respect of the team’s skeptics. Regardless, a new wave of talent will have to be on board if the Nets are to have any hope of making a postseason run in the near future.
Kyrie Irving may be the lone dawg in the Nets’ locker room, but his presence is a boon to the organization’s fanbase. The team is coming off an epic season in which they had a storied record for most wins in franchise history. With two million Facebook fans and 1.6 million followers on Instagram, the net effect of Irving’s presence will be felt throughout the city.
Nike suspending sponsorship deal with kyrie irving
Earlier this week, Nike announced that it had suspended its sponsorship deal with NBA star Kyrie Irving. This comes after a social media incident in which Irving posted a link to a controversial documentary. This documentary was said to include conspiracy theories about Jews and the Holocaust.
The Brooklyn Nets have also suspended Irving for at least five games without pay. They have also written a letter to Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, asking for explanations. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has also sent a letter to the Amazon leadership, asking them to take down the movie.
Nike has also suspended plans for Kyrie Irving to release his next signature shoe. The shoe was expected to hit the shelves next week. The brand reportedly made US$11 million in the first year of the deal.
Nike’s announcement comes one day after Irving posted a link to an antisemitic film. Irving was slow to apologize for the tweet, which was taken down shortly after the controversy broke.
Brooklyn GM says he wants to let “cooler minds prevail”
Despite losing their first game of the season, the Brooklyn Nets are still weighing their options when it comes to Kyrie Irving’s social media post that referenced antisemitic tropes. The team hasn’t spoken to Irving since Monday’s game, and he won’t speak to the media today.
Irving posted a link to a film that references antisemitism on Thursday. He said he was referencing a conspiracy theory about a New World Order that involves government enslaving people. The conspiracy theory was incorrect, however, according to Irving.
In a series of tweets, Irving also tweeted a link to an antisemitic film. Several prominent entertainers have expressed their distaste for Irving’s post, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. However, Irving did not apologize for his post.
The NBA hasn’t punished Irving for his controversial social media post, nor has it announced a fine for violation of the league’s media policy. However, it’s possible Irving’s team will find guidance about how the anti-hate climate in the NBA should be addressed.