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“l can’t wear them no more” — why Dennis Schroder would rather give away Kyrie shoes than wear them

Dennis Schroder was willing to give away his Kyrie Irving shoe collection after an ugly on-court incident involving the Brooklyn Nets star.
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Dennis Schroder and Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving

Dennis Schroder and Kyrie Irving

Dennis Schroder was once a massive Kyrie Irving fan until a heated court incident changed his mind and his views about the brand.

“l can’t wear them no more”

When the L.A. Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets faced each other in 2021, it was expected to be an emotional game. However, some verbal tussle between Kyrie Irving and Dennis Schroder stole the spotlight, with both players suffering their first career ejections ever.

It wasn’t clear what was said, but some alleged the Lakers guard said the N-word, which caused Irving to be upset. The Nets star later tweeted, alluding to what happened in that game.

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Curiously, Dennis is an African-German himself. The N-word may have been thrown in jest, but Ky didn’t take it lightly. As a result, Dennis confirmed he wouldn’t wear Kyrie Irving’s shoes again. He has owned over 40 pairs and declared he was willing to give them away for free.

Since then, the 9-year veteran could be seen rocking different shoes. He recently signed with Puma, announcing the collaboration on his Instagram page. So it seems he’s keeping true to his word of never wearing any Kyrie again.

Schroder back in the Lakers lineup

After infamously turning down a multi-million deal worth $80 million only to return after a few years to sign a one-year, $2.64 million deal, the German point guard knew it was only a matter of time before a reunion with the Purple and Gold takes place.

Schroder is coming off a solid EuroBasket tournament performance. It was the type of play that the Boston Celtics and the Lakers hoped to get from him. It wasn’t a secret that the 29-year-old struggled to rediscover his fine form playing for the Atlanta Hawks. With his addition to the lineup, it creates a logjam in the backcourt rotation of Darvin Ham. Aside from Schroder, there’s Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley, and Kendrick Nunn. Some experts see Dennis’s signing as an assurance if and when Brodie gets traded before the trade deadline.

Lakers fans have more reasons to believe the version of Dennis Schroder that they will get this time is extra motivated. After all, he was named in the EuroBasket All-Star Five with Lorenzo Brown, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert, and Willy Hernangomez. The German star has an axe to grind with or without the help of rival Kyrie Irving. 

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