Woah! We have some major NBA news here — just days before the trade deadline!
Brooklyn Nets superstar two-guard Kyrie Irving has told the organization that he would like to be traded before the Feb. 9 deadline, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
This season, Kyrie has been lighting it up on the court in typical Kyrie fashion, averaging 27.1 points-per-game, 5.1 rebounds-per-game and 5.3 assists-per-game, according to ESPN.
The Brooklyn Nets currently sit at 31-20, sitting 4th in the Eastern Conference.
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has told the franchise that he wants to be traded ahead of Thursday’s deadline, source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 3, 2023
And here I was going into the trade deadline thinking that it was going to be slow, then Woj — in typical Woj fashion — drops an absolute bombshell on us. I guess this is why they call them ‘Woj bombs.’
That was my first reaction.
And then I saw this tweet:
#Sources — Miami Heat and New Orleans Pelicans are considered serious threats to trade for Kyrie Irving. #NBA
— NBATradeReport (@NBATradeReport) February 3, 2023
WHAT?! MY MIAMI HEAT?!?!? Oh man, I took it straight to party town for a few minutes:
If you’re not aware, the Miami Heat plays this after every win at their Miami-Dade Arena, so I had this blasting in celebration that we were going to land Kyrie Irving. THE HEAT IS ON!
And then I remembered that @NBATradeReport isn’t the most reliable — they can’t even afford a blue checkmark.
But that doesn’t mean that my Miami Heat won’t be involved. In fact, I have a ton of confidence that we’ll land Kyrie.
Here are a few examples that I saw that give the Heat-Kyrie connections credibility:
- Sportskeeda named Miami as one of their three teams where Iriving could land
- Fansided reminded us that he wanted to go to the Miami Heat over the Boston Celtics before the C’s deal
- Sports Illustrated said that the Heat have a chance to land Kyrie and made it clear that they will try
- DraftKings named the Miami Heat as one of their possible destinations of where Kyrie Irving could go
- Another article from Fansided: the Miami Heat were one of their three teams of a Kyrie landing spot
- Gambling website Covers.com has given the Heat the fourth-best odds to trade for Irving
I know Kyrie Irving is clouded by controversy at every turn, but I can’t help but to love the guy. I’ve been a fan of Kyrie since his Duke days. I know people give him shit about stuff that he’s said, but I think a lot of it has been taken out of context and misconstrued.
But whether you love him or hate him, you can’t deny that the cat can ball, and I personally would love to see him on my Miami Heat. What do you guys want, Brooklyn? Kyle Lowery and two first-round picks (with a Duncan Robinson-type player attached)?
Hey, I’m all game for that. Let’s get the paperwork done. Bring Kyrie down to South Beach.
Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro — lights out in the East. And like I said, I have a ton of confidence that this is going to happen, I know Pat Riley will be on the phones. And for the love of God, let’s try to pull this off before the Los Angeles Lakers do — this man needs to be in the 305 winning championships. (RELATED: REPORT: Phoenix Suns Could Be Looking To Trade Chris Paul)
It truly is game over in the Eastern Conference if we land Kyrie, ain’t nobody beating us with that roster.
*queue Lil Flip’s “Game Over”*
LET’S GO HEAT!