Mavericks’ Kyrie Irving admits FOMO of failed Nets’ tenure

Mavericks’ Kyrie Irving admits FOMO of failed Nets’ tenure

A day after The Post caught up with Kevin Durant to ask him about the implosion of the Nets’ expected superteam, Kyrie Irving used a humorous analogy in talking about Brooklyn’s breakup. 

Irving’s forcing a move last February prompted Durant to ask out of Brooklyn days later.

Now, in the aftermath of Dallas’ 107-88 loss to the Clippers, Irving was asked about the Nets’ Big 3: himself, Durant and James Harden. 


Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving is now with the Mavericks.
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“We could sit here and play to what-if scenarios all day, bro,” Irving responded to a question from the Dallas Morning News, in a clip tweeted by Tomer Azarly. “But for me, even when James came to Brooklyn — and a lot of my peers, and a lot of my teammates I’ve played with — I’ve always told them that ‘This is bigger than just us being teammates right now, present moment. You’ve got to do what is best for you.’ 

“And it’s unfortunate that me, James and KD are part of the NBA history’s ‘what ifs’ of just having a superteam, and the expectations on us. And we did have a few good seasons and outside of just the things we couldn’t control, with the vaccine stuff and the mandates in New York City, and just the ups and downs of scenarios and circumstances, I feel like we did pretty well. 

“I don’t look at that aspect of my career as disappointing. I think just think it’s kind of like one of those times that got away, the girl that got away… and it’ll hurt you for the rest of your life. You’re like looking at it, you got a great bad wife, kids and all that. So I don’t second-guess it, I don’t wanna get in trouble with my wife. I’m not thinking about nobody else, baby. But it just feels like that FOMO [fear of missing out], you missed out on something great.”

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