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Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving chose not to speak to the media and he’s once again been fined for that decision.
Whenever Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is on the hardwood, he’s always going to let his play do the talking for him. He’s not one to mouth off. At the same time, he’s also been a bit camera-shy and has stayed away from his press conference responsibilities. This is having a negative impact on his checking account.
With Irving skipping his latest session in meeting with reporters, he and the Nets have been fined $35,000 each. That’s no small chunk of change, and it’s not the first time this has happened.
Kyrie Irving and the Nets have been fined $35,000 for him not speaking to the media
Does Irving just need to show up and pull a Marshawn Lynch? It’d be pretty darn funny if he pulled up in his seat and said, “I’m just here so I don’t get fined.” In all seriousness, these fines are going to start to add up if he keeps bailing on the interviews.
Perhaps Irving’s lone focus is on helping the Brooklyn Nets try and earn the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference for the postseason. As of this writing, Brooklyn is 43-23, two games back of the Philadelphia 76ers for that No. 1 spot.
Irving is in the middle of a sensational year for Brooklyn, as he’s averaging 27.0 points and 6.3 assists per game. He’s really had to step his game up with both Kevin Durant and James Harden missing a large portion of the season due to their injuries.
Once all three are back on the hardwood together, the rest of the NBA really needs to watch out. Until then, Irving will keep doing his thing, but who knows if he’ll be more willing to speak after games.