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NBA fans are wasting no time imagining Kyrie Irving in a new uniform after rumors of a potential split with the Brooklyn Nets.

Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that the two sides are at an “impasse” over a new contract, with the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks among potential suitors if the goaltender becomes available.

Social media is ready for Irving to change his jersey:

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“The Lakers, Knicks and Clippers should be among the interested suitors if Irving leaves elsewhere, multiple sources told The Athletic.” WHY DID YOU LEAVE THE CLIPPERS OUTSIDE THE HEADLINE SHAMS pic.twitter.com/6rH6Hmoapy

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Irving could be a free agent if he declines his $36.9 million player option for 2022-23.

Kyrie responded to reports with a cryptic clip of Thread:

A11Pair @KyrieIrving

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It’s been a tumultuous 2021-22 season for the seven-time All-Star after entering the year with high expectations.

With Irving, Kevin Durant and James Harden on the roster, the Nets were one of the top candidates to win the NBA title. However, Irving has missed a large part of the season because his refusal to be vaccinated against the COVVI-19 meant that he could not play home matches according to the COVID directives of New York, and he did not play only 29 regular season games. Harden was traded in February for a package including Ben Simmons, who did not appear in a game for Brooklyn.

The Nets finished in seventh place in the Eastern Conference before being swept in the first round by the Boston Celtics.

Irving has posted strong numbers on the court, averaging 27.4 points and 5.8 assists per game. His 41.8 three-point percentage was the highest mark of his career.

The 30-year-old could be on the move this offseason, changing teams for the fourth time in seven years. Despite the many question marks, it seems that several fanbases would welcome the superstar with open arms.