On Tuesday, the Brooklyn Nets basketball star revealed that he would sign a contract extension despite his team’s 4-0 series loss to the Celtics in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
“And in terms of my extension, man, I don’t really plan on going anywhere,” Irving said.
“So this is, like I said, this added motivation for our franchise to be at the top of the league for the next few years. And I’m just looking forward to the summer and building with our guys here,” Irving added.
In the same interview, Irving also hinted that Nets star forward Kevin Durant will also be back for the team.
“When I say I’m here with Kev, I think that really entails us managing this franchise together alongside (Nets owner Joe Tsai) and (general manager Sean Marks) and just our group of family members that we have in our locker room and our organization,” he said.
“It’s not just about me and Kev, I don’t want to make it just about that. We’re cornerstones here. We have Ben, we have a few other guys that are under contract. We’ve just got to make some moves this offseason, really talk about it, really be intentional about what we’re building,” he added.
Irving said he felt like he had let the team down regarding the team’s early exit.
Irving said he would train even harder to avoid the same scenario for the team next year.