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Kyrie Irving set to make his 2022 debut for the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday vs the Indiana Pacers

Written by Doug Rush

Kyrie Irving set to make his 2022 debut for the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday vs the Indiana Pacers

June 13, 2021. That is the last time Kyrie Irving played in a basketball game.

Since then, Kyrie has been a spectator due to the COVID-19 mandates and the Brooklyn Nets forcing him to sit out unless he got the vaccine. Then COVID-19 hit the Nets roster and they announced that he was coming back, until Kyrie got the virus himself.

Now, after everything over the last seven months, Kyrie Irving is set to make his 2021-2022 debut for the Nets on Wednesday.

The Nets are the second best team in the Eastern Conference at 23-11 and have championship aspirations, so having Kyrie back on the active roster is a huge deal.

It’s basically making a trade for an All Star caliber player without actually making one. Kyrie will probably be a bit rusty since he hasn’t played in a live game in seven months, but talent wise, he’s a great player who can help a team.

Now, whether or not he can stay healthy long enough to help the Nets remains to be seen. In his two seasons with the Nets, Kyrie has played in 20 games and 54 games in the two seasons. He’s missed 34 games so far, and he’ll have to miss all Nets home games so long as he’s not vaccinated.

But for the time being, Kyrie Irving is back.

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About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.