Nike Not Expected To Extend Kyrie Irving Shoe Deal Past It’s 2023 Expiration

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Apr 25, 2022; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) reacts during the second quarter of game four of the first round of the 2022 NBA playoffs against the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Nike is not likely to extend Kyrie Irving’s shoe deal, according to ESPN, due to uncertainties surrounding his NBA future.

Irving will release a new iteration of his sneaker this autumn, but it is believed to be the final year in a lucrative signature series he has had with Nike since 2014.

“We don’t comment on contracts or rumors or speculation. Kyrie remains a Nike athlete,” a Nike spokesperson told ESPN.

In July, Irving took to Twitter to vent his displeasure with the Nike Kyrie 8 edition. He called the shoe “trash” and insisted that he had nothing to do with the design or marketing and that Nike plans to release it without his okay.

ESPN has more here.