Everyone knows that August is the slowest month on the NBA schedule. With the exception of the day of the schedule release, fans and media must overwatch summer workout videos.
However, yesterday Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving gave sneakerheads something to chew on. The All-NBA player took part in a star-studded scrimmage at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California.
Irving was joined by Atlanta Hawks teammates Trae Young and Clint Capela. Additionally, Orlando Magic goaltender Cole Anthony, San Antonio Spurs goaltender Keldon Johnson and Toronto Raptors forward Scottie Barnes all participated in the practice.
While it’s always exciting to see so many of the best players in the world in one place, today we’re focusing on Irving’s feet. Thanks to photographer Moving Pictures, we got several clean looks at the Nike Kyrie 9.
The ninth installment of Kyrie Irving’s signature line with Nike has yet to be released. Although this confirms that the leaked images were accurate. We still have no information on the release date, technical specifications or official images.
The Nike Kyrie 9 is believed to be Irving’s latest signature sneaker with Nike. On May 13, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski say Nike is unlikely to extend Irving’s signature shoe deal beyond next season.
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Arguably, the writing was on the wall for Irving and Nike from last July. Irving trashed the unreleased Kyrie 8 (later dubbed the Kyrie Infinity) before finally taking them to the field in just 29 games during the 2021-22 season.
Regardless of your thoughts on Irving’s actions, there’s no denying that he’s an amazing basketball player and an integral part of basketball sneaker history. Since signing with Nike in 2014, Irving has become one of the brand’s most popular athletes. Professional and amateur athletes love the fun colorways and advanced technology used in Kyrie sneakers.
If this is the end of a successful partnership between Irving and Nike, both parties will be fine. However, we hate it for fans of the Nike Kyrie line. Stay locked into FanNationKicks.com for the latest news, updates, and interviews.
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