One day after demanding the Nets trade him, Superstar guard Kyrie Irving sat out Brooklyn’s game against the Wizards.
The Nets said Irving was out due to right calf soreness. And when that reason was broadcast to Brooklyn fans pre-game on Sunday (AEDT), they booed.
The news comes after the embattled All-Star requested the team trade him by the February 9 deadline, or he would leave in free agency this summer. Irving has been looking for a four-year, $AU286 million extension.
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Speaking with reporters before the game, Brooklyn Nets coach Jeff Vaughn said he “touched bases” with every player on his roster after the Irving news broke – including the star player himself.
“I’m not going to speculate on the…