Report: Kyrie Irving has decided not to speak to the media this season

Brad Sullivan
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A new report indicates that Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will not be speaking to the media during the 2020-21 NBA season.

During the course of Irving’s previous nine seasons in the NBA, his comments have sometimes developed into controversies that have left people shaking their heads.

Arguably, the biggest controversy came in 2017, when Irving was still a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. In that instance, he claimed that the Earth was flat.

Irving later indicated that he was kidding at the time, though he later ended up apologizing for his comments.

The decision by Irving to boycott the media likely doesn’t matter much to the management of the Nets or the team’s fan base. However, it does raise the possibility that some media members will make their displeasure with Irving’s decision clear through their writing.

Irving will be joined on the Nets this season by Kevin Durant, who sat out last season because of injury, with the talent of the two players something to watch in the season ahead.

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Brad has written on a variety of both NBA and NFL topics and has worked previously as a sports information director at the collegiate level. A lifetime fan of sports, he's witnessed countless great moments in different sports and understands that stories can be compelling from both the perspective of winners and losers. As a frustrated fan of Cleveland sports, he experienced something unprecedented when the Cavaliers won the city's first championship in 52 years.