Kyrie Irving is doing some damage control after trashing his own sneakers.
The Brooklyn Nets star released a statement on Tuesday admitting his reaction to the leaked photos of Nike’s new upcoming “Kyrie 8” sneakers was “unfair.”
“When you’re building something great, there sometimes comes a point when you need to recalibrate and refocus to ensure everyone involved is aligned,” he said, per Shams Charania. “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.”
Irving, who signed with Nike in 2011, blasted the clothing brand company on Instagram last week in a comment of a post that showed the leaked shoe design .
Irving called the shoe “trash” and ripped Nike for planning to release it without his approval.
It is unclear what exactly will change with the sneaker, or if its release will be delayed, but it seems as if Irving now has some more say in the creative process.