March 24th , 2023


Eyram Addey

4 months ago


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4 months ago

After posting a link to a documentary featuring antisemitic content, Kyrie Irving apologized to anyone who felt intimidated or upset and is scheduled to play for the Brooklyn Nets again on Sunday.

Irving is anticipated to play tonight when the Nets host the Memphis Grizzlies after missing the previous eight contests (7 ET, League Pass).

On Nov. 3, hours after refusing to say he had no antisemitic ideas when speaking with reporters at the Nets' practice facility, Irving was suspended by the organization.

Irving claimed he should have conducted that interview differently while back at the facility for the team's morning shootaround.

Irving declared, "I don't stand for anything that is anti-humanity or even even near to hate speech. "I feel like we all should have a chance to speak for ourselves when things are assumed about us. I feel it was necessary for me to stand in this position and take accountability for my actions, because there was a way I should have handled all of this, and as I look back and reflect when I had the opportunity to offer my sincere regrets to anyone who felt threatened or felt hurt by what I posted, that wasn't at all my intent," the author says.

Yes, Irving said, "This is a big moment for me because I've learned throughout this process that the power of my voice is very strong, the influence that I have within my community is very strong, and I want to be accountable for that. I meant no harm to any individual or group of individuals, and yeah, this is a big moment for me." "You have to admit when you're wrong and in situations where you harm people and it hurts them if you want to accomplish it," she said.

During the ban, Irving had meetings with Nets owner Joe Tsai and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, and both claimed they did not think Irving held antisemitic views.

Ja Morant, an All-Star guard, will not participate for Memphis due to an injured left ankle he suffered on Friday.


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