The Brooklyn Nets suspended Kyrie Irving for at least five games without pay Thursday, dismayed by his repeated failure to “unequivocally say he has no antisemitic beliefs,” with Irving later issuing an apology for his social media post last week about a book and movie that feature antisemitic tropes.
Irving had refused to apologize during a post-practice media session earlier Thursday, and the Nets subsequently said Irving is “currently unfit to be associated with the Brooklyn Nets.”
“Such failure to disavow antisemitism when given a clear opportunity to do so is deeply disturbing, is against the values of our organization, and constitutes conduct detrimental to the team. Accordingly, we are of the view that he is currently unfit to be associated with the Brooklyn Nets.”
Read the full article. Irving appeared on JMG multiple times last year for refusing to get vaccinated. Irving is also a flat earther.
“To All Jewish families and Communities that are hurt and affected from my post, I am deeply sorry to have caused you pain, and I apologize.”
–– Kyrie Irving apologizes via Instagram pic.twitter.com/Ox58s3Aaug
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 4, 2022
Following his suspension from the Brooklyn Nets, Kyrie Irving finally apologizes for promoting an antisemitic documentary, and for not apologizing when given the chance.
“I am deeply sorry to have caused you pain.” pic.twitter.com/2GKkqUf7G9
— The Recount (@therecount) November 4, 2022
Update: Anti-Defamation League rejects Irving’s $500,000 donation https://t.co/jyq75dVMvu
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) November 4, 2022