Supposedly a man of great principle and deep thought, Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving echoed the criticisms he leveled at Nike last week about the latest edition of his signature shoe, presumably after s remembering how much the clothing giant puts into its bank account each year.
Irving, whose sneakers have been one of the NBA’s bestsellers since their launch in the last decade, earns $ 11 million a year from Nike, according to Forbes. He may have overlooked this last week when responding to an Instagram post that appeared to show off the design of the upcoming Nike Kyrie 8.
In the comments section of the article, Irving simply wrote “Trash.” Then he elaborated. “I have nothing to do with the design or marketing of the next Kyrie 8, IMO this is rubbish!” Irving wrote. “I have absolutely nothing to do with them! Nike is planning to release it without my consent no matter what I say, so I apologize in advance to all my sneaker fans and true supporters of the KAI11 brand.
In a statement released by the star NBA reporter Shams Charania, Irving clarified.
“When you’re building something big, sometimes there comes a point where you need to recalibrate and refocus to make sure everyone involved is aligned.” he said. “This is where the KAI11 and Nike brand are located. It was unfair to lay the blame on Nike or on one person. That being said, we are working diligently, restructuring and reimagining things together to make sure we get it right. “
Usually in the news for doing or saying something that, while perhaps well-intentioned or meant to provoke a more in-depth conversation, seems boring, the 29-year-old deserves praise for providing water and water. power to more than 1,000 Pakistani villagers by installing a solar-powered water plant in the village of Rohal through its KAI Family Foundation through a partnership with Michigan-based Paani Project, according to The New York Post.
“Very few people even want to help people in Pakistan and if you are in the Pakistani diaspora you know that,” said Paani founder Sikander ‘Sonny’ Khan. The post office. “That’s why having someone like Kyrie Irving with their platform and responsibilities taking the time to educate themselves on an issue that affects so many people in the middle of their season. How he still took the time to listen and support – something very few people do – is just heartwarming. “
Much like Irving’s decision to change his mind about Nike.
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