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The Kyrie 8 shoe leaked online, and apparently Kyrie Irving himself doesn’t approve.
“I have nothing to do with the design or marketing of the upcoming #kyrie8, in my opinion these are trash,” Irving wrote below a leaked photo of the shoe. “I have absolutely nothing to do with them! Nike plans to release them without my okay regardless of what I say, so I apologize to all of my sneakerheads and supporters of the #KA11brand.”
Considering Nike runs sweatshops in China in order to pay Irving north $11 million a year, you’d think he wouldn’t be so critical of the company. Guess not.
When will he realize the common denominator?
Kyrie Irving needs to look in the mirror. At some point, he’ll have to recognize the one common denominator in all of his perceived issues. Irving demanded a trade from LeBron and the Cavaliers because he didn’t feel valued. Then he was traded to Boston, and he told the Celtics fanbase he was planning to stay long-term. Fast forward a year, and he left them in the dust via free agency while he burned sage pre-game. Again, Irving thought THEY were the problem.
Now he handpicks the Brooklyn Nets, and then sporadically disappears from the team for weeks. Kyrie still isn’t happy, and now God forbid, Nike releases a shoe he thinks is ugly but that’ll still make him millions. He won’t just let it go because we’ve created a climate in which athletes need everything to go their way.
The more control we give them, the more they’ll complain. Kyrie Irving needs to get a grip and understand his entire life has been pretty convenient, despite the pain he thinks he’s in. Is it really so awful that a shoe you don’t like bears your name and sends you a whole lotta money in return? Some of these guys need a real reality check to find out what in life is worth complaining about. Robert Downey Jr. starred in Dolittle last year, Kyrie. If he didn’t whine about that, we don’t want to hear a peep from you.