Kyrie Irving Is Ready to Move On, but the Ripple Effects Are Still Being Felt

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Sports Illustrated

By Howard Beck A reputed hate group came to support the Nets star outside Barclays Center on Sunday during his return from an eight-game suspension. Kyrie Irving played a basketball game Sunday night, and that’s easily the most anodyne sentence written about Kyrie Irving in the last three weeks. He did not play particularly well, at least by Kyrie Irving standards, finishing with 14 points and zero assists in a 127–115 Nets victory over the shorthanded Grizzlies. When he scored, Nets fans cheered, and when he missed, they groaned, the entire night adhering to the mundane script of a standard l…

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