Nets Suspend Irving for a Minimum of 5 Games


Nets Suspend Irving for a Minimum of 5 Games

The Brooklyn Nets announced Thursday the suspension of Kyrie Irving, days after he tweeted a link to a documentary that has been criticized as antisemitic and then defended his decision to do so. In a statement on Twitter, the team said they made repeated attempts to help Irving "understand the harm and danger of his words and actions, which began with him publicizing a film containing deeply disturbing antisemitic hate." Irving was condemned last week by, among others, Nets owner Joe Tsai and the NBA for tweeting a link to the 2018 movie "Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America," which is based on Ronald Dalton's book of the same name and has been blasted as being antisemitic by civil rights groups. The Nets said they were "dismayed" on Thursday when Irving "refused to unequivocally say he has no antisemitic beliefs, nor acknowledge specific hateful material in the film," during a media session. Click below to read more:

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