Irving, who makes $11 million per yr in endorsements with the corporate, shared his thoughts on the brand new “Kyrie 8” sneakers popping out quickly, and stated that Nike deliberate on releasing the shoe with out his approval. Irving referred to as the sneakers “trash” and stated that he had nothing to do with them.
Now, Irving is saying that he ought to have dealt with the state of affairs in a different way.
“Whenever you’re constructing one thing nice, there typically comes a degree when you want to recalibrate and refocus to make sure everybody concerned is aligned. That is the place the KAI11 model and Nike are,” Irving informed The Athletic.
“It was unfair to place the blame on Nike or anyone individual. With that being stated, we’re diligently working, restructuring, and reimagining issues collectively to verify we get it proper.”
Pictures of the brand new sneakers leaked on-line and that’s when Irving expressed his emotions within the feedback part of an Instagram put up. The sneakers aren’t on the market but. There’s additionally no phrase on if the discharge of the sneakers will probably be delayed.
In 54 video games final season, Irving completed with 26.9 factors, 6.0 assists, and 4.8 rebounds for the Nets. Subsequent yr, Irving, Kevin Durant, and James Harden will look to guide Brooklyn again into the playoffs with hopes of claiming an NBA championship.