Read Hilarious Tweets from New York Sports Fans Roasting Kyrie After Trade
The Kyrie Irving nightmare in Brooklyn, New York is finally over.
After requesting a trade from the Nets last week, Brooklyn honored the request, dealing Irving to the Dallas Mavericks over the weekend. The deal ended a multi-year headache for both sides (Irving and Brooklyn), with constant off-court issues plaguing a player who was supposed to deliver a championship to Brooklyn.
In the aftermath of the trade, fans from around the country took to Twitter to bid one final goodbye to Irving in Brooklyn before he headed to Texas.
Fans Roast Kyrie Irving Ahead of Departure from Brooklyn to Dallas
When one of the most polarizing athletes in the United States gets traded, you can bet that fans will have a lot to say about it online. That's exactly what happened yesterday, when Kyrie Irving was dealt from the Brooklyn Nets to the Dallas Mavericks.
The trade was broken here by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski:
From ESPN's article on the deal, the Mavericks are sending Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, an unprotected 2029 first-round pick and second-round picks in 2027 and 2029 to the Nets in exchange for Irving and Markieff Morris, sources said.
Here are some of our favorite responses after news of the deal broke:
When all was said and done, here is the legacy that's been left by Brooklyn's "championship trio":
The above tweet tells the entire story: this was an unmitigated disaster from beginning, to end. To be fair, I completely understand the mindset of GM Sean Marks when he assembled the trio. You need star-power to win in the NBA, and Marks was able to assemble three of the most dominant stars from the past decade on the same team.
That being said, the plan failed, and it failed miserably, and the same GM that looked like a genius at the time, now has metaphorical egg on his face. Again.
Brooklyn Nets' fans: I'm sorry that it had to come to this, but I'm happy that your nightmare has come to an end. Now, you have to trust Marks to make another move at the deadline, one that will save his job, keep the Nets in contention, and most importantly, keep Kevin Durant happy.
Dallas Mavericks' fans...well, I wish you the best of luck.