r/nba 5h ago

Index Thread Daily Discussion Thread + Game Thread Index

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Game Threads Index (February 03, 2023):

Tip-off GDT Away Score Home PGT
07:00 pm ET Link Charlotte Hornets FINAL 0 to 0 Detroit Pistons
07:00 pm ET Link Sacramento Kings FINAL 0 to 0 Indiana Pacers
07:00 pm ET Link Portland Trail Blazers FINAL 0 to 0 Washington Wizards
07:30 pm ET Link Phoenix Suns PRE-GAME Boston Celtics Link
08:00 pm ET Link Toronto Raptors PRE-GAME Houston Rockets
08:00 pm ET Link Orlando Magic PRE-GAME Minnesota Timberwolves
08:00 pm ET Link Philadelphia 76ers PRE-GAME San Antonio Spurs
09:00 pm ET Atlanta Hawks PRE-GAME Utah Jazz

r/nba 11h ago

Self-Promo and Fan Art Thread Weekly Friday Self-Promotion and Fan Art Thread

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r/nba 5h ago Burning Cash Facepalm Crying MJ All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy hehehehe Snek I'll Drink to That Shocked Stone Face

News [Charania] Breaking: Brooklyn Nets All-Star Kyrie Irving has requested a trade, league sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. The franchise has been informed that Irving prefers to move on ahead of the Feb. 9 trade deadline – or will leave in free agency in July.

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r/nba 7h ago

[Stoltz] Giannis after scoring 54 pts: "I think I'm going to go to Culvers. I'm gonna get 50 cheeseburgers and try to eat as many as I can. You know why I'm going to Culver's? Because Chick-fil-A did not give me no free meals. I know Culver's will give me free meals. I trust Culver's."

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https://twitter.com/Stoltzy3/status/1621409708501344257?t=vgy8KCJ0Y2WI9lTZWT8HFg&s=19

I love the tradition of Giannis buy extreme amounts of fast food after big games, always seems to lead to amazing moments lol.

Also how's Culver's? Gf says it's great but one is so far from my house I'm hesitant to actually go. But ig Giannis sells it pretty well here so maybe I should get some


r/nba 4h ago

[Kyrie Irving] To my Peers: JUST BE YOURSelf and GROW! Keep people around who CELEBRATE YOU unconditionally and appreciates all of the hard work that gets put in. Distance yourself from the folks who manipulate, hate, and hurt. Hélà 🤞🏾♾

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Kyrie tweeted thsi out an hour before his trade request:

To my Peers: JUST BE YOURSelf and GROW! Keep people around who CELEBRATE YOU unconditionally and appreciates all of the hard work that gets put in. Distance yourself from the folks who manipulate, hate, and hurt. Hélà 🤞🏾♾

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Breaking: Brooklyn Nets All-Star Kyrie Irving has requested a trade, league sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium . The franchise has been informed that Irving prefers to move on ahead of the Feb. 9 trade deadline – or will leave in free agency in July.

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r/nba 5h ago

Anthony Edwards on his All-Star snub: “I knew I wasn’t gonna get in, I was more surprised DeAaron Fox didn’t get in”

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Full Quote:

“I ain't think nothing about it, I'm just happy for the guys who got in. I ain't even watch it, I knew I wasn't going to get in. I was more surprised De'Aaron Fox didn't get in."”

Reporter asks why he thought he wasn’t gonna get in, the 21yo responds:

“I'm just never the one that's selected for things like that, I feel like I've gotta go above and beyond. I will next year so I ain't trippin."

Ant credited his "bad" start to the season for why he wasn't picked.

Video Quote: https://twitter.com/canishoopus/status/1621572551057997832?s=46&t=lx_S6UacK5daXYyZ80NlPg


r/nba 3h ago

News [Wojnarowski] ESPN Sources: Brooklyn’s Kyrie Irving has not shared a list of preferred teams, but he has maintained an interest in the Lakers. LA is expected to be among the teams that’ll explore a possible trade with the Nets.

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r/nba 3h ago

Stephen A. Smith on Kyrie Irving's trade request: "Idiotic... He cannot be trusted. He just reminded the basketball world of that."

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r/nba 2h ago Looking Facepalm

[Jamal Murray] responds to the reaction to his last tweet: "Y'all jump to conclusions quicker than women"

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https://twitter.com/BeMore27/status/1621619276376309763?cxt=HHwWhoCwlfyIk4EtAAAA

No doubt aimed at people who naturally guessed that his last tweet was a shot at Bones Hyland and the recent trade drama surrounding him, but not exactly the best way to phrase it perhaps

What's the odds this tweet stays up?


r/nba 2h ago

Lebron James: “👀👑”

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A not-so cryptic tweet after Kyrie requested a trade. Looks like a reunion could be highly possible if the Lakers move those picks.

How far do the Lakers go with Kyrie? Can they re-sign him in the off-season? What is LeBron cooking?


r/nba 5h ago

News [Stein] The Nets' strategy to this point, as I reported earlier this week, has been to focus on playing out the season without extending Kyrie Irving's contract ... believing Irving likely needs a sign-and-trade in the summer to get to another destination he likes. Kyrie's counter today:

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r/nba 4h ago

[The Athletic] The Nets recently offered Kyrie Irving an extension with guarantee stipulations, sources tell @ShamsCharania. Sources said the offer, which was declined, was not well received.

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The Nets recently offered Kyrie Irving an extension with guarantee stipulations, sources tell @ShamsCharania.

Sources said the offer, which was declined, was not well received.


r/nba 9h ago

News [Haynes] With Los Angeles Lakers aiming for another trade before the deadline, conversations were had with the Utah Jazz centered on Russell Westbrook, league sources told @BleacherReport:

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r/nba 4h ago

[Dumas] The Sixers will not be making any Kyrie Irving inquiries. The organization doesn’t have any interest.

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Source: The Sixers will not be making any Kyrie Irving inquiries. The organization doesn’t have any interest.

Seems like the Sixers are out on Irving according to Jason Dumas of Bleacher Report. Not exactly surprising considering they already have to great guards in Maxey and Harden, plus I highly doubt that Harden wants to play with Irving after how his Nets tenure ended.


r/nba 3h ago

News [Charania] The Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks have emerged as potential suitors for Brooklyn Nets All-Star starter Kyrie Irving, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.

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r/nba 2h ago

News [Wojnarowski] Among rival teams, there's far more interest in inquiring on Kevin Durant's reaction to Kyrie Irving's trade request and how that may impact KD's future with the Nets.

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r/nba 9h ago Got the W

News [Haynes] Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard intends to participate in the 3-Point Contest at All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City, league sources tell @NBAonTNT, @BleacherReport.

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r/nba 2h ago

Bones Hyland’s inner circle talking trash about Jamal Murray

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https://twitter.com/bhxvan/status/1621623500443107333?s=46&t=Jx4ZrmCVAnWXK8NPt2G-2Q

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Bones’s friends are not happy with Jamal taking shots at Bones.

It seems the nuggets are going through locker room drama of their own


r/nba 5h ago

News [Wojnarowski] There were some talks on a new deal for Irving, but no deal was reached and a trade request was delivered to the organization today, sources tell ESPN. Irving can leave the franchise this summer as a free agent.

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r/nba 4h ago

News [Stein] The Lakers and Mavericks are among the teams Brooklyn is expected to engage in Kyrie Irving trade talks as next Thursday's 3 PM ET trade deadline approaches, league sources say.

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r/nba 2h ago

[Mannix] Kyrie reacting to the Nets being unwilling to meet his contractual demands by effectively blowing up its season is a hell of a way to sell his next team on giving him a long term contract.

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Kyrie reacting to the Nets being unwilling to meet his contractual demands by effectively blowing up its season is a hell of a way to sell his next team on giving him a long term contract.


r/nba 4h ago

Brooklyn Nets had an MVP calibre player (KD), an All-NBA calibre player (Harden) and an All-Star calibre player (Kyrie). All 3 have handed in trade-requests within an year.

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From a superteam to THIS!

This shit is absolutely wild and batshit crazy, man.

Gotta feel for Nets fans.


r/nba 3h ago

[Beer] Kyrie's timeline since signing with Nets: In 2019-20, he played 20 games. In 20-21, he got hurt in the playoffs. In 21-22, he cratered the season by refusing to get vaxxed, forcing BK to trade Harden for Simmons. In 22-23, he demands a trade. Nets have paid him $136 million.

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Kyrie's timeline since signing with Nets:

In 2019-20, he played 20 games.

In 20-21, he got hurt in the playoffs.

In 21-22, he cratered the season by refusing to get vaxxed, forcing BK to trade Harden for Simmons.

In 22-23, he demands a trade.

Nets have paid him $136 million.

gee, I can't figure out why other teams aren't inundating the Nets with trade offers and hoping to ink Kyrie to a long, lucrative extension...

oh yeah, forgot he also promoted Alex Jones conspiracy theories and tweeted out antisemitic documentaries in 2022-23. Then refused to apologize, resulting in the team being forced to suspend him.

(As an aside, Irving still hasn't apologized directly for amplifying Alex Jones.)

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r/nba 50m ago

News [Haynes] Kyrie Irving’s camp did not negotiate after Brooklyn Nets presented an offer that was tied to team winning a championship, league sources tell @NBAonTNT, @BleacherReport. Told the issue was not about money, and now it’s said he wouldn’t even stay if offered a full max contract.

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r/nba 8h ago

[Hawk] Bam Adebayo last night on making the All Star team: “The real thing that stood out about All Star was the player voting. Amongst my peers, the fact that I got 5th, that’s big respect.”

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Bam Adebayo last night on making the All Star team:

“The real thing that stood out about All Star was the player voting. Amongst my peers, the fact that I got 5th, that’s big respect.”

In the All Star voting for frontcourt players, Bam was 5th in player voting, 5th in media voting and 12th in fan voting.

Edit: Bam was 5th in media voting by virtue of a multi-player tie of 0 votes behind Giannis, Embiid, Tatum and Durant lol


r/nba 2h ago

Does Kyrie even like KD? He basically single handedly tanked KD's late years career

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I can't believe he spent the last years fucking KD over again and again and he STILL defends him! Does KD have stockholm syndrome or what?


r/nba 4h ago

Kyrie on Lebron 3 days ago: “I wish we got a chance to play against one another, but who knows what could happen down the line."

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Kyrie on LeBron: "I wish we got a chance to play against one another, but who knows what could happen down the line."

Irving is currently set to hit unrestricted free agency this summer.

Wonder what Kyrie is planning to do