Kyrie Irving Reveals His Plans On Nets Contract Extension

Now that he's a full-time player again, Kyrie Irving says Brooklyn is the place he wants to be, for some time to come. 

"There's no way I'm leaving my man, No. 7, anywhere," said Irving, referring to Kevin Durant, who he came to Brooklyn with, as free agents, in 2019. Irving said he 'wants to build a legacy with Durant in Brooklyn.'

Now, of course, the question is—will, and should, the Nets give him the max extension? As evidenced by his decision this season to not 'take one for the team' and get vaccinated, leaving him out of all but 20 games thus far, and an in-season 'vacation' he decided to take last season as well, there's no guarantee how much the Nets can count on Irving to be there when they need him. 

We're also reminded of what Irving once told Celtics' fans, back when he last became a free agent:

"If you guys will have me back, I plan on re-signing here next summer," said Irving to the Boston crowd.  

In fact, it was reported in October that the $187M extension for Kyrie was no longer on the table from the Nets. Durant did indeed sign his 4-year, $198M extension last August. 

So far, the only word on this intention to sign an extension has come from Kyrie. We'll await the summer to see what the Nets' intentions are. 

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