Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets have each been fined $35,000 for Irving’s repeated refusal to speak with the media.
Both Irving and the Nets were fined over Irving “violating league rules governing media interview access.”
All NBA players are required to speak with media, and it’s written in their contracts.
Irving is a repeat offender of not dealing with reporters, and he was also fined $25,000 because of this back in December earlier this season.
“I don’t talk to Pawns,” he wrote on a post on Instagram after the fine. “My attention is worth more.”
It’s still confusing on why Irving refuses to speak to reporters in post game interviews, but the league will likely keep sending out fines if he continues to do so.
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