Doric SamOctober 20, 2022
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According to reports, Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving tried to bring his team closer together.

Irving set up a team dinner for the entire Nets roster that was attended by other franchise officials, according to Shams.

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"I'm told on Oct. 8, Kyrie Irving set up a team dinner for the entire Nets roster."

NBA Insider @ShamsCharania reports on Irving setting up a team bonding event after a rocky offseason for the Nets organization.

"I think being the one to coordinate that goes a long way in terms of leadership and also what he's tried to set forth this offseason with a lot of instability that's occurred." The Nets should be ready for a good season now that it looks stable.

Irving received a lot of attention this winter. He received permission to seek a sign-and-trade from the Nets. He was rumored to be pushing for a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers in order to get a chance to play with his friend and teammate.

Irving's questionable use of social media resulted in him sharing a video with conspiracy theories from Alex Jones. The NBA Hall of Famer said for Irving to associate himself with Jones "means you share his stench."

The 30-year-old has not shied away from speaking out against vaccine mandates, despite her opposition to the vaccine. After getting backlash for posting the Jones video, he didn't show any remorse.

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Nets forward Kevin Durant's trade request seems like an unimportant one compared to what Irving did in the off-season. The team was in disarray for a while before the 12-time All-Star decided to move forward with Brooklyn.

The Nets should be one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference in the NBA playoffs. Three-time All-Star Ben Simmons will be making his return to the court after missing all of last season due to injuries.

Brooklyn will play New Orleans in its season opener.