Not only are the Brooklyn Nets facing drama due to their 1-4 start to the 2022-23 season, but now All-Star Kyrie Irving is making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Nets owner Joe Tsai released a statement late Friday regarding Irving’s recent social media posts that promote an anti-Semitic film and book titled ‘Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America’. , which is “full of anti-Semitic tropes” according to rolling stone.
“I’m disappointed that Kyrie seems to support a movie based on a book full of anti-Semitic misinformation,” Tsai tweeted Friday night. “I want to sit down and make sure he understands that it hurts us all and that as a man of faith it is wrong to promote hatred based on race, ethnicity or religion.
“It’s bigger than basketball.”
According ESPN, Irving had posted a tweet on Thursday that linked to the film’s Amazon page. The film, released in 2018, is based on a 2015 book of the same name.
Kyrie Irving has not spoken to the media or posted anything on his social media in reference to this situation.
“The Brooklyn Nets strongly condemn and have zero tolerance for the promotion of any form of hate speech,” said the Nets said in a statement. “We believe that in these situations, our first action should be open and honest dialogue. We thank those, including the ADL (Anti-Defamation League), who have supported us during this time.
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