Suspension Over For NBA’s Irving After Post With Antisemitic Content

The NBA's Brooklyn Nets on Sunday lifted its suspension on point guard Kyrie Irving, ahead of game that night against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving looks out during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Jessie Alcheh)

At a glance

  • Irving has been suspended since Nov. 3, after posting to his social media a link to an antisemitic movie on Amazon
  • He reportedly on Sunday said: “I don’t stand for anything close to hate speech, or antisemitism, or anything that is anti going against the human race,” he reportedly said.
  • The Nets did not agree with Irving’s initial response, in part because he didn’t publicly apologize the first time he had the chance with the media.
  • However, Irving still appear to hold position that his action wasn’t antisemitic, despite having been perceived so by others.
  • “It should have been on the first day that I was dealing with all this of just being there for all those that felt like this was antisemitic,” he said.

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