Kyrie Irving's call with other NBA players didn't turn the tide of the NBA resumption.
Kyrie Irving made serious waves all around the NBA last week when he revealed that he was against a return to action. Irving is vehemently against going to the Orlando bubble city and a lot of it has to do with the fact that he wants to focus his attention on social issues right now. There seemed to be quite a bit of pushback in regards to his stance although his intentions remained abundantly clear.
It seemed as though Irving had enough support to make a splash, but according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports, this is simply not the case. While appearing on the "Battle For LA" podcast on ClutchPoints, he revealed that Kyrie is outnumbered and that if push comes to shove, he will go to the bubble city.
Per Chris Haynes:
"Yeah, there’s not enough opposition for this season not to resume. I understand the big headlines that’s gonna come from players who are against going, but there’s not enough of them to turn the course back. With that being said, even Kyrie Irving, after listening to his peers talk about the pros and cons of going, after listening to everybody, said at the end of the call, ‘Look, I’m gonna do what my peer group says is the right thing to do.’ So if everybody votes that we need to be in Orlando, he said he would be in Orlando."
Moving forward, it looks like the NBA will be in negotiations with the players to iron out a few things before the bubble city goes into full effect. Needless to say, the NBA is back next month.