Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is obviously in a state of flux as far as his NBA future goes.
And things aren’t faring much better for him off the court.
Irving and Nike appear to be reaching the end of their partnership together, and their final offering has garnered something of a mixed reaction from fans.
Photos of Irving’s new shoe came out online this week:
An early look at what could be Kyrie’s ninth and possibly final signature sneaker with Nike. Thoughts? 👀 @brkicks
(via kicksdong/IG) pic.twitter.com/2zZulrudWJ
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 28, 2022
With social media being what it is nowadays, reactions were deeply polarized:
These actually not that bad https://t.co/p7d9dM8H8f
— KTaylor (@Ktaylor__2) July 29, 2022
I love all the Kyries but this isn’t it https://t.co/wzocQFmKEP
— DJ (@DerekW823) July 29, 2022
— antonio vaalencia (@KNOMaphoto) July 28, 2022
Whoever is designing Kyrie’s shoes at Nike really don’t like Kyrie https://t.co/SSok3JCop9
— Landon (@LoganJK25) July 28, 2022
Like these https://t.co/i4io2BFT5E
— FergHasKicks (@FergHasKickss) July 28, 2022
What happened to the Kyrie’s man? https://t.co/zHGi6YlhVN
— The Great Os (@ThirdOOO) July 28, 2022
These are actually kinda tough https://t.co/dpHnRgJg7m
— Khalil Depeazer (@KDepeazerr) July 28, 2022
He had the best shoe run for a long time https://t.co/E6zz2ccmNp
— Spencer Hinton (@Which_1ofYall) July 28, 2022
Shoe stuff aside, it will be interesting to see how things fare for Irving going forward. A general framework for a deal that would send him from the Nets to the Los Angeles Lakers emerged recently.
Yikes Chiefs. https://t.co/VoosgE0Tpz
— Game 7 (@game7__) July 29, 2022
At the moment, it looks like Irving will start the 2022-23 season as a member of the Nets.
With whom will he end it, though?
Time will tell.