According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, the Brooklyn Nets will not be offering Kyrie Irving a contract extension. “He was willing to sacrifice, at the end of the day, 16 million dollars in salary this upcoming year and 186 million dollars, as far as an extension, that he will not be offered now,” Shams said while appearing on The Glue Guys podcast.
This comes on the heels of the Nets drawing the line in the sand by not allowing Irving to be a part-time member of the team. "We're not looking for partners that are going to be half-time," Nets general manager Sean Marks.
"His stance is that he is upset that people are losing their jobs due to vaccine mandates," Charania stated. "It's a stance that Irving has explained to close teammates."