The Brooklyn Nets on Thursday announced they would suspend NBA star Kyrie Irving for allegedly spreading antisemitic hate.
The NBA franchise claimed Irving, 30, was “given an opportunity” to apologize, but that he “refused to unequivocally say he has no antisemitic beliefs, nor acknowledge specific hateful material in the film.”
“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,” reads a statement from the Nets, going on to state Irving would have to undergo re-education.
“Accordingly we are of the view that he is currently unfit to be associated with the Brooklyn Nets,” it continued. “We have decided that Kyrie will serve a suspension without pay until he satisfies a series of objective remedial measures that address the harmful impact of his conduct and the suspension period served is no less than five games.”
Fans of Irving came to his defense on social media, highlighting multiple good ideas accomplished by the basketball player, including providing a solar-powered water plant to a village in Pakistan.
Others questioned why Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos aren’t being called out for hosting the documentary on their platform.
The Nets’ announcement of Irving’s five-game suspension came Thursday despite a statement from the team the previous day declaring they were working with Irving and the Anti-Defamation League to create educational programs to “combat all forms of antisemitism and bigotry,” in addition to a $500,000 “donation” from Irving.
Irving came under fire last Friday after sharing a link on Twitter to a documentary featured on Amazon titled, “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America.”
The following day, after he began getting accused of being anti-semitic, Irving tweeted he’s an “omnist” and respects all religions.
Irving’s explanation did little to quell tensions, however, as the NBA soon released a statement condemning “hate speech of any kind” without specifically mentioning Irving.
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The establishment has had it in for Irving since he famously refused to take a Covid-19 vaccine during the height of the pandemic, causing the Nets to sideline him during the 2021 season in compliance with New York City vaccine edicts.
Irving is facing the exact same type of “cancel culture” persecution by the leftist mob to which Alex Jones and Kanye West have been subjected.
We’ll see how long it takes for the Nets to altogether decide to release him in the name of political correctness, as has been suggested by former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabar and other haters.
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