It’s been a while since Kyrie Irving has played in an NBA game. (23 games, to be exact.)
And now, it’s starting to cost him.
Under his contract with the Brooklyn Nets, Irving was eligible for two $125,000 bonuses for playing 60 games this season, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks. By missing the bonuses, which were linked to “statistical achievements,” Irving loses out on $375,000.
Kyrie Irving will now miss out on two bonuses of $125K each for falling short of playing 60 games this season. The games played bonus were tied into statistical achievements. This will bring the total up to $375K in lost incentives for the season.
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) January 3, 2020
Yikes. While his four-year, $140 million contract is nothing to sneeze at, $375,000 still is a good sum of money to miss out on.
Maybe next year, pal.
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