Kyrie Irving has obviously always marched to the beat of his own drum.
At this point, fans are used to certain eccentrics from the Brooklyn Nets guard.
That said, this past week Irving caught some folks off guard when he began acting and speaking oddly during a live stream. Some went as far as to wonder whether he was high.
The video largely speaks for itself:
Kyrie Irving got high as hell and started talking about OnlyFans on stream last night pic.twitter.com/2vpM043w0i
— ProCity Hoops (@ProCityHoops) May 10, 2022
“Ayy yo, y’all gotta chill, man,” he seemingly said. “Yo, if you have an OnlyFans account, I have no comment. None. None whatsoever. I have no problem with OnlyFans, none. None.
“You won’t get my debit card though, I’ll tell you that. You won’t even get a free subscription from me, I’m sorry. I have no problem with it, don’t get me wrong. That’s not for me. It may be for you. Y’know what I mean? Keep the tissue papers off ya night stand.”
Make of that what you will.
While Kevin Durant’s propensity for getting high has been covered at length, this is the first time Irving has faced similar accusations. It’s easy to see where they are coming from, though.
Big picture, it will be interesting to see where Irving goes next season. Obviously his 2021-22 NBA campaign was massively disappointing, leading to questions about his relationship with Durant and the deterioration of his friendship with James Harden.
At one point, the Nets were so frustrated with him that a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers was on the table.
— Game 7 (@game7__) May 10, 2022
Obviously if Irving comes back and helps the Nets win a championship next season, all past sins will be forgotten.
But if that doesn’t occur, expect for trade talk surrounding Irving to intensify going forward.