Videos have surfaced of Kyrie Irving at a large birthday gathering alongside his sister, Asia.
Kyrie’s sister & dad have birthdays this week.
— Billy Reinhardt (@BillyReinhardt) January 12, 2021
Sources with @Malika_Andrews: As the NBA is expected to begin examining online videos circulating of a maskless Kyrie Irving at a family birthday party, there’s no belief that he will return to the Brooklyn Nets lineup this week.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 12, 2021
Irving, 28, has been out of the Nets’ lineup for the past few games.
One report indicated that Irving simply didn’t want to play. Of course, the news of Irving’s withdrawal from the team will continue to distract the already depleted Nets.
On the season, Irving is putting up 27.1 points, 6.1 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game. The Nets hold a 5-6 record this season.