NBA’s Nets Suspend Kyrie Irving For Promoting Anti-Semitic Film

USA's guard Kyrie Irving (C) scores past Serbia's point guard Stefan Markovic during a Men's Gold medal basketball match between Serbia and USA at the Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016 during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • NBA superstar Kyrie Irving was suspended for at least five games without pay for failure to “unequivocally say he has no antisemitic beliefs.”
  • The Brooklyn Nets point guard shared a tweet Thursday that included a clip from a movie. titled “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America,” which is regarded by many as anti-Semitic.
  • Nets officials issued a statement on Irving, saying the franchise’s view of the team’s guard is that he is “currently unfit to be associated with the Brooklyn Nets.”

 

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