Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving always finds a reason to be on the headlines. Sometimes for his fantastic play on court and sometimes for his off the court antics. He is definitely one of the most talented players in the NBA currently but his antics have left him in a tight spot recently. The star point guard has been criticised for his views for some time now. Recently he denied taking the COVID-19 vaccine and it meant that he was not allowed to take the court for the Nets this season.
Irving’s decision also affected his exclusion from the NBA’s top 75 list and former NBA Champion Metta World Peace feels a lot of it has to do with his association with LeBron James. NBA celebrated its 7th anniversary and therefore it came out with the league’s best 75 players where Kyrie Irving name was initially mentioned but later cancelled from the list. While the fans, experts have given different takes on the whole issue, Metta World Peace feels that the issue is different from others.
Metta World Peace came on Chris Haynes’ ‘Posted Up’ podcast and there they discussed the list and also pointed out why Irving did not make it. “Kyrie’s good,” Metta World Peace started off. “But when you look at that list, everybody deserves to make that list. I think Kyrie needs to win a title without LeBron. Although he is one of the most talented players we ever saw, a lot of people are really talented. But it’s a gift and a curse, you just never know it.”
The list is filled with supremely talented NBA players from past and present. NBA coming up with these lists on anniversaries is very natural but Kyrie Irving’s exclusion from it was shocking. He is very talented but as Metta World Peace said, a lot of people are very talented but they need to prove themselves. Hence Kyrie also needs to inspire a franchise to win the NBA Championship.
While his exclusion is very subjective, and these are reasons we watch the NBA. It invokes passion and raises debates among people. For now, Kyrie Irving will be more concerned about resolving vaccination issues and coming back on the court for the Brooklyn Nets.