Kyrie Irving has asked the Brooklyn Nets for a trade.

The request came after talks about a new contract did not go as desired.

Irving is eligible for a contract extension but the Nets declined to give him one last summer.

Irving's stepmother and agent reached out to the Nets regarding a new deal.

Irving is eligible for a four-year contract worth up to $200 million.

The Nets and Irving were initially thought to be moving towards a long-term extension.

However, Irving's reliability issues and missed games changed the Nets' thoughts.

The trade request comes before the trade deadline and could signal an end to Irving's tenure with the Nets.

Irving posted a tweet before the trade request which stated to "keep people around who celebrate you unconditionally."

Brooklyn is 31-20 this season and fourth in the Eastern Conference standings, with Irving averaging 30.3 points in the last 10 games.