Kyrie Irving’s camp disputes latest explosive report about him

January 15, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) stands for the anthem before a game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher – USA TODAY Sports

Kyrie Irving is trying to clean up the negative energy surrounding her in the press right now.

The New York Post’s Mark W. Sanchez and Josh Kosman reported this week that Brooklyn Nets guard Irving supposedly “hates” head coach Steve Nash and general manager Sean Marks.

“[Irving] believes that Nash is terrible and Marks is bad,” the report quoted an unnamed source close to the Nets organization as saying.

Shortly after the report’s release, Irving’s camp disputed the claims made in it.

“I don’t know where that narrative came from, but Kyrie doesn’t hate Steve or Sean,” Irving’s agent and mother-in-law, Shetellia Riley Irving, told the New York Post. “It’s not part of his being or how he represents himself in the world. It speaks of peace, love and acceptance.

The drama comes days after Nets star Kevin Durant issued an ultimatum for the team to get rid of Nash and/or Marks. Nash has just completed his second season as Brooklyn coach while Marks has served as the team’s general manager since 2016.

By comparison, Irving has actually been the less problematic of the two Nets stars recently. But just because Irving doesn’t hate Nash or Marks doesn’t mean he’s necessarily the president of their fan club. For Nash in particular, Irving allegedly made a disrespectful gesture to him last year.

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