Kyrie Irving is leading a group of players who think restarting the NBA during the ongoing protests is a bad idea.
The NBA announced earlier this month that play would resume in July with 22 teams. All of the games will be played in Orlando, Florida at Walt Disney World Resort to help keep the coronavirus from spreading.
Kyrie believes resuming play would take away attention from the nationwide protests. But Kendrick Perkins disagrees and ripped him.
"He’s not a powerful voice; he’s a popular voice," said Perkins on "The DA Show." There’s a difference between being powerful and popular. Powerful, you’re actually moving the needle. No one is listening to Kyrie. The NBA is going to continue. All he’s doing is causing unnecessary drama between the NBA brothers that we don’t need right now. Him lashing out is just making news and making a whole bunch of noise for nothing because the NBA season is going to happen. LeBron James wants to play. Chris Paul wants to play. Russell Westbrook wants to play. Anthony Davis, Giannis – when they first voted for the NBA to come back, the vote was 28-0. Everybody wants to play."
Perkins clearly isn't a fan of Irving because he once said the Brooklyn Nets star made him want to throw up. Do you think the NBA should resume while the protests are going on?
Matt Barnes thinks Kyrie has ulterior motives:
Matt Barnes speaking the truth per usual. I highly suggest checking out the full IGTV post with Stak on Matts profile... pic.twitter.com/rjLz6qfQwc— BasketballZack (@ZackbkHoops) June 15, 2020