The agents for Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving have reportedly “made it known” that the all-star point guard will consider retirement if he was traded.
Fox Sports’ Nick Wright reported the rumor Wednesday:
“There are a handful of Kyrie trades that potentially make sense for the Nets, Kyrie’s agents have made it known that Kyrie would simply retire from the NBA if Brooklyn were to trade him.”
Irving is only 29 years old, but he has enough money to sustain him for the rest of his life. If there is an NBA player that would retire at the top of his game and think nothing of it, it would be Irving.
Irving, meanwhile, posted a cryptic message on social media Wednesday after the rumor.
The 29-year-old Duke product has one guaranteed season along with a player option for 2022-23 left on his current four-year, $136.5 million contract.
Irving averaged 26.9 points 4.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game last season.