Kyrie Irving Addresses His Criticism of Nike Kyrie 8

After calling the shoes trash and revealing he had no part in the design.

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Shortly after sharing his criticism for his rumored Nike Kyrie 8 signature shoe, Kyrie Irving has now issued a statement regarding his previous comments.

Earlier this week, the Brooklyn Nets star left a comment on a post by @k11kicks that shared a leaked look at the Kyrie 8. “I have nothing to do with the design or marketing of the upcoming #Kyrie8, IMO these are trash! I have absolutely nothing to do with them! Nike plans to release it without my okay regardless of what I say, so I apologize in advance to all of my sneaker heads and true supporters of the #KAI11 brand.”

Speaking to The Athletic and Stadium NBA insider Shams Charania, Irving said, “When you’re building something great, there sometimes comes a point when you need to recalibrate and refocus to ensure everyone involved is aligned. This is where the KAI11 brand and Nike are. It was unfair to put the blame on Nike or any one person. With that being said, we are diligently working, restructuring, and reimagining things together to make sure we get it right.”

Catch Kyrie Irving’s response in full below.

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