By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Kyrie Irving also had a meeting with the owner of the Brooklyn Nets, Joe Tsai.
“The Nets and Kyrie, together with the NBA and NBPA, are working constructively toward a process of forgiveness, healing and education,” the Hong Kong-Canadian billionaire wrote in a post shared on Twitter Friday.
“Clara and I met with Kyrie and his family yesterday,” he added on a separate post commenting on the meeting of the player with himself and his wife, “We spent quality time to understand each other and it’s clear to me that Kyrie does not have any beliefs of hate towards Jewish people or any group.”
Silver, 60, also discussed his meeting with Irving. “We had a direct and candid conversation,” he told New York Times, “He’s someone I’ve known for a decade, and I’ve never heard an antisemitic word from him or, frankly, hate directed at any group.”
Irving, 30, is clearly on the path to being reinstated. There is optimism for a resolution very soon, confirmed ESPN in the most recent report updating his status. Initially suspended for at least five games without pay, he has already been forced out of four games in a row since promoting an antisemitic film through social media.
Before the latest mess directly impacting his NBA career, Irving averaged 26.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game over eight appearances. In his absence, the Nets improved from 2-6 to 5-7, early in the 2022-23 Regular Season.
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