As of right now, Kyrie is suspended until he fulfills the six conditions set by the Nets’ organization: 1. Issue an apology for posting a link to the movie on Oct. 27, condemn the harmful and false content and make clear that he does not have anti-Jewish beliefs. 2. Complete the anti-hate causes that Irving, the Nets and the Anti-Defamation League agreed upon in their joint release on Nov. 2 — including a $500,000 donation toward causes and organizations that work to eradicate hate and intolerance in communities. 3. Complete sensitivity training created by the Nets. 4. Complete antisemitic/anti-hate training designed by the Nets. 5. Meet with representatives from the Anti-Defamation League, as well as Jewish community leaders in Brooklyn 6. After completing 1 to 5, meet with owner Joe Tsai and lead franchise officials and demonstrate the lessons learned and that the gravity of the harm caused in the situation is understood, and provide assurances that this type of behavior will not be repeated.
So far, Irving has only apologized about posting the film and it has not yet been reported how many of these steps he has fulfilled. Marc Stein reports that the “list was crafted with the knowledge” that Irving is unlikely to complete all six conditions which could possibly lead to a release by the franchise,“There is a feeling among some close to the process, I’m told, that the list was crafted with the knowledge that Irving would be unlikely to complete all six and thus could conceivably subject himself to potential outright release.” Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America, he was heavily criticized for his antisemitic views. The backlash led to the Brooklyn Netsplayer’s suspension of at least five games.
The question is how can he be anti-Semitic if he’s one of the Semitic people? The narrative is a spin to abolish the truth, my opinion. One executive even claimed that Irving could be retire, as no other NBA team would risk acquiring him.
The Nets are not in a position to trade him either, according to many NBA executives who have claimed that his track record off the courtis a red flag for any organization interested in him, despite his many abilities.
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