Friday, November 11, 2022

NBA Commissioner Says Kyrie Irving is Not Antisemitic

Earlier this month Brooklyn Nets Kyrie incinerated his pro basketball career after refusing to say he was not antisemitic after promoting the 'Hebrews to Negros: Wake Up Black America' documentary to his 7 million Instagram followers [click here if you missed that]. 

After a meeting with the NBA Commissioner Kyrie is on his way to redemption...

From The NBA 

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has “no doubt” that suspended Brooklyn guard Kyrie Irving is not antisemitic, he said at a conference on Thursday, while LeBron James took to Twitter to defend his former teammate whose status with the Nets remains a mystery.
Those developments followed Nike co-founder Phil Knight telling CNBC, in an interview that aired earlier Thursday, that the relationship between the shoe giant and Irving is likely severed for good.
Silver met with Irving earlier this week, and he told attendees at the Sports Business Journal Dealmakers Conference in Washington that he came away from that conversation believing the situation is “incredibly unfortunate.”
“I personally, based on what he said directly to me, have no doubt that he’s not antisemitic,” Silver said. “But I think there’s a process that he’s going to now need to go through.”
Irving’s suspension with the Nets will last at least five games. He’s already missed four, and in theory could return Sunday when Brooklyn visits the Lakers. It’s unclear when the Nets will reinstate him.
Nets general manager Sean Marks said Wednesday he had not spoken with Irving during his suspension.
Silver told The New York Times on Thursday that he’s never known Irving to use antisemitic or hate speech, but added, “Whether or not he is antisemitic is not relevant to the damage caused by the posting of hateful content.”
The content was a since-deleted tweet posted by Irving last month with a link to a documentary called, “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America,” which includes Holocaust denial and conspiracy theories about Jews. In a contentious postgame interview session a couple days later, Irving defended his right to post what he wants.
The fallout was massive: Irving was criticized by Silver and several anti-hate groups including the Anti-Defamation League, the Nets eventually suspended Irving and then Nike announced last Friday that it “suspended” its relationship with Irving and canceled its plans to release his next signature shoe.
“I would doubt that we go back,” Nike co-founder Phil Knight said in the CNBC interview that aired Thursday. “But I don’t know for sure.”

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

How ironic Kyrie's last name is IRVING. Too bad he didn't use that as a shield since the two most protected classes in America are the Alphabets and the Juices. So let this be a lesson to anyone else ready to step out of line. Be prepared to fall TF back if you even think about disparaging either one publicly.

Tia said...

So, any updates on Brett Favre?

Anonymous said...

Stop blaming this on gays and Jews. When you disseminate inaccurate and hateful information you are going to be called on it. Kyrie fkd up by linking to a holocaust denying video he hadn’t seen himself. Any consequences are on him, not the people he violated.

Jesmit said...

10:21, stop the cr#@p.....

btskc103 said...

@10.21 the location for the so called hate is on amazon, has anyone gone after them or Bezos?

Anonymous said...

There have been numerus examples from other famous ppl, what the outcome would be if you do or say anything against Jews. This could have been avoided. Simp move on KI's part.

Anonymous said...

Kyrie shared a link, that's all. He never spoke or advocated anything in the link. YT put that stigma on him and dumb cooners ran with it, as they like jumping on bandwagons.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:21 AM never watched the documentary… what part of the documentary denied the holocaust? Please give us a time stamp or stfu! I love how all the house negus are exposing themselves… your judgement is coming.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:20 PM… you obviously don’t know what a simp is. That takes balls what Kyrie & Ye did. Something that you don’t have! I bet not ever catch you standing up to pee! Stop speaking on “Tough Guy Sh!t!”

Anonymous said...

@1:56 All of it. You people are just sad.

Anonymous said...

@2:02 PM
Don't worry about my post. Your so pressed about me renting space in your head that you have nothing valuable to say about the posting. That what it means to be a Simp.

Anonymous said...

He apologized and case dismissed. Shocker

Anonymous said...

Wow. The yt people on this blog. Fix it Jesus.

Anonymous said...

If you’re talking about 10:21 I’m Black. Just think Kyrie should be held responsible for his fk up. Even LeBron agrees with me.

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