January 23, 2021

Kevin Durant: ‘We support him 100 percent’ after Kyrie Irving misses third straight game due to ‘personal reasons’

Yahoo SportsKevin Durant: ‘We support him 100 percent’ after Kyrie Irving misses third straight game due to ‘personal reasons’Ryan YoungRyan Young·WriterMon, January 11, 2021, 7:26 AM GMT+5·2 min readKyrie Irving still isn’t ready to rejoin the Brooklyn Nets.Irving, who sat out of the Nets’ games on Thursday and Friday, missed Sunday’s 129-116 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Barclays Center due to “personal reasons,” the team announced on Sunday morning.It’s still unclear why Irving is out.“Ky’s still on personal leave and all the communication with Ky, between the organization, I’m going to keep private and I’m sure you’ll hear from him at some point,” Nets coach Steve Nash said before the game, via USA Today.Though neither he nor Nash will explain the reasoning behind his absence, the New York Post’s Brian Lewis reported that Irving’s “personal reasons” are a response to the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn NetsKyrie Irving missed a third straight game for “personal reasons.” (Sarah Stier/Getty Images)He is “fine physically,” per the report, but “was upset” after Wednesday’s riots and attacks in Washington, D.C. Plenty in the sports world have spoken out and condemned President Donald Trump and the violent, armed mob that stormed the Capitol — five people were killed as a result, and the House of Representatives could vote on an impeachment article as soon as Tuesday — including Lakers star LeBron James, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, WNBA star Sue Bird and more.Kevin Durant, who was out last week due to the league’s health and safety protocols, returned Sunday and spoke about Irving after the game.

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