Kyrie Irving reportedly ready to discuss contract extension: ‘The ball is in the Nets’ court’

wants to stay in Brooklyn.

The star is apparently ready to discuss a contract extension with the franchise, his agent and stepmom, Shetellia Irving, told .

Irving is in the final year of a four-year, $136 million deal with the Nets. He is eligible for a maximum four-year extension worth about $200 million. If that deal isn’t reached, Irving will become a free agent this offseason.

Shetellia has reached out to the Nets about starting these talks but said she hasn’t heard anything back yet.

Irving’s time with the Nets has been anything but smooth, especially in recent months.

He was suspended for eight games in November after he posted an antisemitic documentary on Twitter and then refused for a week to apologize or denounce the documentary or its message. The Nets suspended him for five games and then added . Nike cut ties with Irving after the incident, too, and , which is one of its most popular sneaker lines.

Irving also lost more than $15 million last season for refusing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, something a local New York City mandate required he have in order to play in the city. This , too.

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving

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