Sunday, November 06, 2022

Nike Suspends Relationship with Kyrie Irving


This week Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving was suspended for five games without pay for refusing to deny he was antisemitic [click here if you missed that]. 

Now Nike has suspended their relationship with Kyrie and halted the release of his new sneakers...

From ESPN
Nike has suspended its relationship with Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving in the wake of the controversy surrounding his social media post about a book and movie containing antisemitic tropes, the company announced Friday night.
Nike also said it will no longer launch Irving's new shoe, the Kyrie 8. The shoe, Irving's eighth with the company, had been slated for a November 8 release.
"At Nike, we believe there is no place for hate speech and we condemn any form of antisemitism," Nike said in a prepared statement. "We are deeply saddened and disappointed by the situation and its impact on everyone."
Irving's deal with Nike was initially set to expire on Oct. 1, 2023. His signature line with Nike, which he has had since 2014, is one of Nike's most lucrative current player series in recent years, behind only LeBron James' signature series. Irving's shoes are also among the most-worn across the league.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everyone (real stars or celebrities) should know by now this will happen to your brand.

Anonymous said...

Denying the Holocaust is the problem. It did happen. And we did go to the moon, the earth is not flat, GF died from a knee on the neck and white

THE RULES ARE: BLACK SUPREMACY IDEOLOGY IS ILLEGAL THOUGHT AND CONCEPT, CANT DENY HOLOCAUST AND CANT MAKE JOKES ABOUT TRANS.

Anonymous said...

The Black Race has been downgraded, disrespected openly until the very second yet no one or very few are taken to task for their behavior. I believe in the Holocaust, I know there was slavery and would still be if not for the sacrifice of some very brave Black and White souls. Everyone on this planet is a human being, no more, no less, no better than!

Anonymous said...

@9:32am
You are so spot on.

Unknown said...

@9:32

Exactly.

Black ppl have been infected by those illiterate, criminal, Hebrew YouTubians and their fake conspiracy theories - which are really just masquerading as outright lies! The Holocaust happened; the earth is round; we went to space; slavery happened; millions of Jews were killed and robbed of their belongings and businesses. All of these things are FACTUAL! I read something on IG that said that black ppl are having an identity crisis and are ashamed of our history in this country, as slaves, so we need to create these false identities that we were the chosen ppl, and God's broken commandment is why we slaves. And this person also pointed out how, even if we did all admit that we are the original Hebrew Israelites, that it wouldn't change our social standing in this country, so, really, what's the point? Is God going to smite all the yt and other non blacks for their treatment of us? What do we have to gain by agreeing that we are the Hebrew Israelites? The reason being, it's a setup to improve the social standing of black MEN, in a hierarchy that places him above black women and yt men. It's just another scam; a hustle for black men to have what the perceive to be yt male privilege. Period.

I said it before and I'll say it again, we really need to talk about cancelling black men collectively. They continue to bring nothing but chaos, violence, destruction, and misinformation to our community due to their own self-hatred and egotistical insecurities. They're not interested in protecting black women or black lives; they breed indiscriminately with everything non-black, yet gaslight and manipulate black women into supporting them.

Kyrie and Kanye can both jump off a cliff together, as far I'm concerned.

Jesmit said...

@9:37, stop the rubbish hysteria. There is supposedly freedom of speech. What Kanye said was nonsense from a sick man and Kyrie was trying to understand something but was misinformed or didn't understand properly. Denouncing all black men is pure rubbish. They show so much rubbish on TV nowadays that people lack comprehension. If you want to know what happened to the Jews, look no further than "The world at War" documentary ...the Holocaust was real but all these mean girl behavior should stop...educate people instead plus informative TV about man's wickedness to each other

Unknown said...

@10:20

Look up what "freedom of speech" means; it protects you from the govt, not businesses who refuse to support your antisemitic rhetoric and lies. Too many black men are misinformed, and mentally unstable, yet, they hold and influence the minds and culture of millions of people; when you have that type of power and influence, you can't afford to be wrong, misinformed, or mentally unstable. Kanye has created hysteria and made Jewish ppl the target of anger, chaos, and violence. That requires accountability and punishment.

As for black men in general, I'm no longer empathetic to their bs. We have an entire generation of young black girls who will probably never marry because black men have been brainwashed to view them in non-sexual ways. And if black men aren't desiring, marrying, or procreating with black women then why should we support them? Snoop Dogg posted a pic of his grandchildren that all looked liked they came from the heart of Mexico. Almost all NFL players kids look racially ambiguous; I mean, what are we really gaining from supporting them?

Anonymous said...

Both Kyrie and Kanye have enough money to not partnership with any of the sneaker companies. Start our own.

Anonymous said...

I am truly impressed with the quality of the comments on here today.🤙🏾

Anonymous said...

@ 12:00 PM…. Why? Nothing but a bunch of democratic shill & 🏚️👨🏿‍🌾 babble that’s all one sided. They just like Charles Barkley, Shaq, Reggie miller, Lebron, Shannon sharp,
jalen rose… etc. all cooning, Splainin’, apologizing, & buck breaking our brothers for massa! Now it’s exposing the masses that share their cooning ideology & now we can separate. And we didn’t go to the moon! What kind of rocket fuel did they use in 1969 to make a 500,000 mile round trip? What kind of cell phone technology did the president have to talk to them on the phone? How did they surpass the van Allen belt? Why haven’t they been back recent? It should’ve been condos on the moon by now! All lies! King Leopold of Belgium massacred over 30 million Africans in the Congo & that’s more severe than the holocaust, but they never bring that up!

I don’t agree with everything the documentary said & it was kind of long drawn out & boring, but it definitely had some gems in it. Go watch the documentary or read the book for yourself. The j3w$ always get mad when you expose their truth! They’re not Semitic people or even bloodline hebrews, they’re just converts that are trying to steal the identity of the tribe of Judah🦁. We’re living in the book of revelations now & revelations just means to reveal. A lot of truth is about to be revealed and people can’t handle it. Most of the things we believe to be the truth is just an agreed upon lie.

Unknown said...

@12:56

What is your background? Engineering? Mathematics? Because, you're asking questions as if the answers will make sense to someone with no education outside of B.A. in religious fanatic smdh

Anonymous said...

Denying the Holocaust is the problem. It did happen. And we did go to the moon, the earth is not flat, GF died from a knee on the neck and white

THE RULES ARE: BLACK SUPREMACY IDEOLOGY IS ILLEGAL THOUGHT AND CONCEPT, CANT DENY HOLOCAUST AND CANT MAKE JOKES ABOUT TRANS.

Anonymous said...

TRANS AND WHITE JEW$ OFF LIMITS

Jesmit said...

2:16 I don't know about trans but comparing denying the Holocaust with trans is ridiculous and insulting....... millions died and were used as guinea pigs in atrocious experiments. Generations we're wiped out.... Everybody should take a step back and behave humanely towards each other. Castigating black men like Kanye who talks anyhow for shock value is a waste of time and energy....after all he married Kim. Black men can marry whoever they ....black women know their worth and blacks should be of limits to any derogatory comments ..

Anonymous said...

This upcoming eclipse is doing a number across the board

Anonymous said...

@12:56 Nothing but a yt troll in the house trying his best to practice Black vernacular. We ain’t that dumb.

Anonymous said...

9:57 hopefully they take you with them when they jump so we aren’t subjected to anymore of your hateful comments. I will never cancel my black father and brothers. That’s a hill you stand and die on alone.

Jesmit said...

12:56, what Belgium did in Africa was unforgivable which is why someone like Kanye should have from inception had his factory and marketing company making and promoting Yeezys instead of being beholden and running his mouth when he had no net to fall on
Belgium needs people like Kanye to shine a light on this and other atrocities and instead of acting the fool. Kyrie's sanctions is mean girlish because any right thinking person knows a lot of stupid things are on you tube spewing rubbish and fake news....you have to wise to shift the shaft from the wheat . So cancelling is something I don't agree with.... educate

Anonymous said...

Let’s take the lesson. Only talk to other black folk about these issues. Stop talking and tweeting everything you think to unlike minded people. Stop talking, go underground and mobilize. Oh. Nevermind. The bread and circus got their knee on our necks.

Anonymous said...

Kylie Irving has never denied the holocaust. Can't he like a movie?

Anonymous said...

@6:59 He could do anything he wants if he didn’t receive a paycheck from the NBA. As long as you get paid you are obligated not to offend the fans. As for 6:58, I have been to Yad Vashem. It happened. A-hole yt.

Anonymous said...

This blog has become a political cesspool.

Anonymous said...

If Kanye and Kyrie are wrong WHY IS EVERYONE SO UPSET???? Must be some truth to it or the fake jhews would not be so hot.

Anonymous said...

Why was no one this upset over Ghislaine or Epstein or Favre? Hillary or Biden? Same sex marriage or trans kids or sex trafficking? Why the fake outrage now? hmmmmm

Anonymous said...

Much better shoes on the market.

Unknown said...

I see the political trolls have stepped up their efforts for Tuesday's election. Please vote. Kyrie and Kanye are distractions. We need to organize transportation for black ppl in rural locations who can't make it to their local polling places. The midterms are going to decide who controls Congress; interracial marriages, gay marriage, slavery, and abortion rights are the main issues that can be eliminated or repealed depending on if Republicans take control. Kanye is a plant operating on behalf of Republicans and racists to create division and chaos amongst the Democrat's largest base: black ppl. Republicans did it during the general election of President Biden; telling black ppl to "hold their vote", to try to help elect that orange racist bigot. If you care about our democracy, then please vote Democrat on Tuesday.

ruzbest said...

EVERY ATHLETE OR MUSICIAN
With a Partnership deal
Needs to call their Artorneys TODAY
to re-read the MORALS CLAUSE
OF THE CONTRACT THEY SIGNED

ruzbest said...

The Nets want Kyrie gone anyway

Jesmit said...

@1:58 , enough with the rhetorics. What have Democrats done for blacks? Nothing! Blacks are not robots.

Anonymous said...

I am so confused why there is some strange commenter CONSTANTLY saying the holocaust happened? Why do you feel the need to state that facts? Honestly, throughout these post I read that statement over ten times. Who here on this blog said that it didn't? No one is preaching that. It seems like "these commenters" or one person commenting is attempting to INCITE a reaction, looking for a dissenter to engage with. Constantly repeating that it happens as if Kyrie himself said it didn't.
See I knew something was up when this site started to incorporate "news" attract these new beasts. The ones that want to infiltrate to dissemination. Lonely EMPTY souls latching on once again to the very people they believe "aren't good enough".

WHO COMES TO A URBAN BLOG TO SAY CANCEL BLACK MEN?
You mean our black sons? Or What?
Dumb just dumb.

Unknown said...

Maybe with the RWS rules, snitch is aiming for disquis? Because these brazen, racist, Republicans can't seem to move the fck on to TMZ where they belong

Anonymous said...

@ 6:52 AM… you’re just mad because the democrats are going to lose tomorrow😂! These people are not republicans they’re non partisans who are tired of the democratic plantation & the lies! And never getting any tangibles for their vote 🗳️. Let tomorrow’s loss be a lesson to the democrats that we want our reperations now! And we’re coming for our checks! Let the Khazarian empire know that the tribes are waking up & we’re coming for that azz too! Ye’ & Kyrie have awaken curiosity into the things they’re trying to hide & who are the true descendants of Judah🦁 son of Israel.

Anonymous said...

@7:11 You’re just another yt troll trying to create confusion on a Black web site. You use what you think is Black language but isn’t, and your ignorance gives you away. Go home to your own web pages and stick your head up the ass of your own conspiracy theories. Snitch, if you get the urge to cut comments start with these people.

Anonymous said...

VOTING IS A MF JOKE

Anonymous said...

SNITCH HO STILL DELETING COMMENTS GUESS SHE JOOISH AND HATE BLACK POWER

Anonymous said...

Snitch is a sellout

Anonymous said...

They then chased warrior woman off of Snitch!!! 🤣🤣🤣 she finally met her Match!!!

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