Pretend to be shocked, but Skip Bayless has an opinion. We agree with his sentiment that Kevin Durant is the league’s MVP as of right now, even though KD really doesn’t like him. But on Monday, Skip Bayless trash-talked the Brooklyn Nets for bringing back Kyrie Irving as a part-time player.
The Undisputed personality, along with co-host Shannon Sharpe, has no issue with being vocal about whatever it is they believe in.
Sharpe doesn’t have a problem with Sean Marks and Brooklyn bringing back Irving because they’re “in business to win a championship.” In his opinion, Irving’s presence will help ease Durant’s burden on road games, so therefore it was a “no-brainer.”
Bayless, on the other hand, doesn’t agree with Irving re-joining the Nets.
Skip Bayless shames the Brooklyn Nets for allowing Kyrie Irving to return.
In Bayless’ eyes, Irving won his hold out over the COVID-19 vaccine. Bayless commented on how the virus has “wrecked the team.” As of right now, there are 10 Nets players in the health and safety protocols. He spoke on how it’s ironic that the team chose to bring Irving back during a situation like this.
He said that Irving’s return will be an “enormous threat” to Brooklyn because Irving is still unvaccinated. He’s not wrong, because the Nets will have to go out of their way to accommodate the star point guard.
Sure, he’ll be back on the roster for road games eventually, but other than that, his experience will be far different than the rest of his teammates. Irving won’t get to spend much time with his team outside of away games and practice due to his vaccination status.
There’s still no exact timetable for Irving’s return, given the fact that he entered the health and safety protocols on Saturday. He won’t be joining Brooklyn on its upcoming road trip to take on the Blazers, Lakers, and Clippers.
Marks and the Nets organization have been shamed for allowing Irving to return, so Bayless isn’t alone in his opinion. The hot take specialist seems to be a bit more grounded in reality here, it’s just unfortunate that it’s an anti-Nets perspective.