Kyrie Irving is apparently making his return to the NBA in a couple of days. The 2016 NBA champion missed the first two months of competition due to his refusal to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Brooklyn Nets decided to ban him from every basketball activity until he got vaccinated. However, things changed in the past couple of weeks, with the team allowing Kyrie to play with them on the road. The point guard won this battle and now is ready to make his long-awaited comeback.
After clearing the league's health and safety protocols, Kyrie is finally ready to return to the court. Today, he addressed the media for the first time since media day, and everybody wanted to hear from him.
Of course, one of the biggest questions is when he will make his debut. He said he's getting in the best shape, dropping a tentative date for his return.
“I’m at peace with the ramp up but I can’t sugarcoat it — I’m just looking forward to that first game, whether it be the 5th or some time after that.”
Irving wants to win, just like the rest of the team, clarifying they are looking to win a championship as soon as possible.
“We want to strike while the iron is hot.”
It was a long absence for the All-Star point guard, and he even revealed he was nervous and couldn't sleep last night thinking about the different scenarios he could face in his return.
"Last night I could barely sleep. I'm like, man, I just don't want to come out and not be who I know I am as a player...(My) heart racing and just not being nervous and touching the basketball again, and just the rhythm of the game. I missed it."
The Nets have one of their pieces back and they can't be happier about it. Even if it's in away games, Brooklyn will have the Big 3 ready to go and show why they are championship favorites. Many think Kyrie is the missing link for this squad and we can't wait to see what he brings to the table at the turn of the year.