Kyrie Irving the NFL receiver?
Once again, Kyrie Irving has made major headlines. He demanded to be traded from Brooklyn and was subsequently shipped off to the Dallas Mavericks.
Currently, he is creating waves in a different sport as footage has surfaced of him running routes on a football field and performing impressively.
You can see Kyrie show off his skills below:
— MLFootball (@_MLFootball) June 26, 2023
Fans reacted to the Kyrie football footage:
— marlonhumphrey.eth (@marlon_humphrey) June 26, 2023
— Tito Benach (@TitoBenach) June 26, 2023
You know football fans are in a bad place when they try to explain why this would be a good pickup, calling him a "good player but dramatic". The self awareness of the majority of people is quite lacking https://t.co/dYCmftt8Io
— ikkagu (@ikkagu) June 26, 2023
Kyrie’s route running would be crazy in the NFL. ? https://t.co/H4aJkjQBYf
— NotACritic (@IAmNotACritic) June 26, 2023
NBA players would kill in the NFL
before them 5’10 football players could be anything in the NBA
Kyrie would be a one of the bigger WRs in the NFL https://t.co/DJHFC4PlOa
— NFL OLD BOY (@Scoop_________) June 26, 2023
Future WR1 for the Giants https://t.co/PBM5et8s6D
— Trrixtt (@IntByBanks) June 26, 2023
And Kyrie is 6’2-6-3 https://t.co/N7Kdndiu4s
— Jaguar Paw (@sirdibbydukes) June 26, 2023
An absolute WIZARD with a basketball in his hands but them routes he running MID https://t.co/cOh9PmZTrs
— Mill of Mandalore??? (@Flyassmill) June 26, 2023
It’s actually crazy how he’s considered “small” in his sport but immediately would be bigger than most WRs ? in the NFL https://t.co/8MgmYFgJFi
— L???E (@MikeyManziel) June 26, 2023
He got the Pop Warner grip on that ball lol
Holding that shit looser than a new born baby. https://t.co/65EYXmO9h8
— Carter Lang (@BobbyDigitalJr) June 26, 2023
He would of been nice playin ftball https://t.co/WM1IK4LkkO
— MarlyMar_87 (@MarlyMar87) June 26, 2023
The NBA free agency period is set to commence on June 30, with the Mavericks’ top priority being the re-signing of Irving, who they acquired mid-season.
However, NBA insider Marc Stein suggests that the Mavericks may be the only team interested in Irving this offseason, as the Los Angeles Lakers do not plan to pursue him, and the Phoenix Suns can no longer sign him due to trading for Bradley Beal.
The Houston Rockets could potentially make a move for Irving, but only if former MVP James Harden stays with the Philadelphia 76ers and if All-Star point guard Fred VanVleet is not chosen instead.
During his time with the Mavericks in 2022-23, Irving averaged 27.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 6.0 assists in 20 games.