Kyrie Irving is coming out of a turbulent time, and things don’t seem to be going well for her. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Nike is not expected to extend Irving beyond the expiration of their current contract with him, which expires in 2023.
Irving originally signed this deal with Nike in 2014, and he owns one of the largest and most popular shoe brands in that span. The final shoe of this deal is expected to be released this fall.
Nike declined to comment on the situation.
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“We’re not commenting on contracts or gossip or speculation. Kyrie remains a Nike athlete,” a Nike spokesperson told ESPN.
According to Wojnarowski, Nike is likely to work with Irving in the future for products such as “retro shoes from past collections.” However, it is not as if the relationship between the two sides will include new shoe designs.
In court, Irving and the Nets still have to decide their future together. Irving has the option of a player worth nearly $ 37 million for next year, and if he chooses he will become a free agent after the 2022-23 season.
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