Kyrie Irving Thinks Playing In Orlando Is ‘Systemic Racism’ and ‘Fishy’

Feb 1, 2020; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) stands on the court during the second half against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Reports surfaced early Friday morning that superstar Kyrie Irving was rallying against the possibility of the NBA playing in Orlando next month, despite him not playing anyway due to injury.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Irving has communicated personal issues with the NBA’s proposed resumption plan with the Players Union, and in a call that is happening tonight with a large percentage of the league’s players, Irving is expected to share his thoughts on race and wealth in America, and how a predominantly black sports league should proceed in the racial climate that exists in the wake of George Floyd’s unfair and untimely death.

Well, it looks like we have received some early intel via twitter.


The gravity of this call cannot be understated. While the superstars may be on board for the resumption of the league (Apparently, Irving has not done his relationship with LeBron James any favors…. again) it will ultimately need a broader base of it’s players to be down in order for the season to resume in Orlando. There was already varying uncertainty among some players, so again, this call is a snag of tremendous proportion.