Smith on Irving’s contract extension: “If I were in Dallas…”
Broadcaster Steven A. Smith shared his thoughts on Irving’s contract extension.
Kyrie Irving (188cm, G) is said to have the best dribbling skills of all time. She is good at shooting as well as dribbling. In the 2015-2016 먹튀검증season, he and LeBron James (203cm, F) led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first NBA Finals championship.
Even after that, Irving showed consistent scoring ability every year. He received a lot of criticism for his various eccentricities apart from his skills. He also played for the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets, where he played well but had trouble with his teammates.
Irving has recently heated up the NBA trade market. Because he suddenly requested a trade. At the time, ESPN’s Wojnarowski reporter said, “Irving asked for a four-year, $200 million contract extension.” Irving’s biggest demand was a contract extension. And on the 6th (hereafter Korean time), he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks.
In response, broadcaster Steven A. Smith conveyed his thoughts. Smith appeared on the ‘EPSN’ broadcast and said, “Irving is a superstar. He has a talent for creating a sensation. He was successful at the box office. He’s worth $50 million a year to him,” he said of Irving.
“But if I were a Dallas official, I would pay him a year. Because I can’t trust him. It’s not easy to give him a long-term contract,” he said, expressing his thoughts on Irving’s long-term contract.
Irving is averaging 27.1 points, 5.3 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 40 games for Brooklyn this season. He is healthy and is playing the season without major problems. However, Irving only appeared in 103 games for Brooklyn over the past three seasons. There was a long period of absence due to his corona vaccine issue and personal circumstances. This eccentricity adversely affected Irving’s evaluation.
It is noteworthy whether Irving, who transferred to Dallas, will succeed in signing an extension contract of the size he wants.