The guard, who was absent due to personal reasons and fined for violating the league's corona rules, returned to Hantes training and is expected to play against Cleveland • Irving apologized to fans and said: "I'm happy to be back.
Returned to Brooklyn
Kyrie Irving returned tonight (Tuesday) to Brooklyn Nets training, after two weeks out of the team.
"I'm back. I'm happy to be back," Irving told reporters.
Irving trained with the team today, and coach Steve Nash has confirmed that the talented guard is expected to play against Cleveland tomorrow night (Wednesday-Thursday, 2 p.m.), after missing the Nets' last seven games.
"I had a lot of family and personal issues going on, and we'll leave it that way at this point," Irving explained.
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During the time he was not with the team due to the same "personal reasons", the player was fined by the league for violating the NBA Health Protocol when he attended what appeared to be a birthday party.
In addition, Irving lost $ 800,000 of his salary on the two games he missed because he was forced to stay in solitary confinement afterwards.
When asked if he knew he was violating the league's corona guidelines, the player replied: "I'm happy to be back, thank you very much."
Irving apologized to fans who did not like his absence and said he understands them: "I myself started as a fan, I have been invested in this club since I was a kid. My commitment has always been to bring something special to Brooklyn. It's not just championships, it's unity, equality, bigger things From the game itself. "