Irving working with Nike to 'get it right' after Kyrie 8 criticism

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Kyrie Irving issued a statement after slamming the design of his forthcoming signature sneaker last week.

The Brooklyn Nets star referred to the Nike Kyrie 8 as "trash" and said he had "nothing to do with them" in an Instagram comment after leaked photos of the shoe surfaced on social media. He shed more light on the situation Tuesday.

"When you're building something great, there sometimes comes a point when you need to recalibrate and refocus to ensure everyone involved is aligned," Irving said in his statement, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. "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 has been under contract with Nike since entering the NBA in 2011. His signature shoes are among the most popular in the league.

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Irving working with Nike to 'get it right' after Kyrie 8 criticism
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