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Sports analyst Ric Bucher reported the Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving had some requests for his next contract after he chose to opt in for one year at $36.9 million with the team this summer, via New York Post:

“[Nets owner] Joe Tsai has already shown he’s willing to play hardball with Kyrie by taking a max extension off the table almost immediately,” Bucher said. “Now, part of that may be Kyrie’s doing. I’m told he wanted his new contract to guarantee he wouldn’t have to play more than 60 games in a season and would not have to play any back-to-backs, which he apparently referred to as inhumane.”

Kyrie Irving responded to a tweet quoting his so-called demands with a GIF of a baseball doffing his hat, indicating that Bucher is “capping,” or “lying.”