Sixers legend Julius Erving chimes in on Nets’ Kyrie Irving situation

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is currently involved in another controversy as he is dealing with a suspension from the organization after promoting an antisemitic film. The Nets then gave him a list of six things to accomplish in order to return from his indefinite suspension.

There was a report floating around that Irving might just retire rather than give into the demands the Nets want to bring him back, but the 30-year-old, 7-time All-Star, still has a ton of basketball left to be played before hanging up his sneakers.

Philadelphia 76ers legend Julius Erving gave his thoughts on the Irving situation when he talked to TMZ:

“The owners are greedy,” Dr. J said out at LAX this weekend. “He’s going to end up in the league playing for somebody, no matter how toxic he is.”

“As long as he’s young enough to score those buckets, and do what he does, be Kyrie, he’s going have a job,” he said.

Erving, who led the Sixers to their last title in 1983 and when asked by TMZ, did give Irving some advice on what he should do moving forward in his NBA career:

“I always thought it was a privilege, an honor, and a blessing to be able to be an NBA player,” he said … “So, if he could respect that a little bit more, I’d be happy with him sharing my name.”

Time will tell whether Irving will return to the floor for the Nets, but the star guard just has to work on himself in order to help Brooklyn and have success on the floor.


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Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire