“I am disappointed” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver discontented as Kyrie Irving fails to deliver ‘unqualified apology’ over antisemitism controversy
Adam Silver and Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving was bound to respond about his controversial actions over the last week. The Brooklyn Nets superstar was grilled for extending his support towards an antisemitic movie adaptation of a book that contained major hate speech against the Jews. It took a while for the NBA star to address the situation.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was left extremely disappointed over Kai’s unapologetic attitude. According to ESPN, Silver said, “Kyrie Irving made a reckless decision to post a link to a film containing deeply offensive antisemitic material.” Based on how the Nets organization and Irving responded to the issue, the commissioner was unsatisfied with the gesture.
He further continued, “While we appreciate the fact that he agreed to work with the Brooklyn Nets and the Anti-Defamation League to combat antisemitism and other forms of discrimination. I am disappointed that he has not offered an unqualified apology and more specifically denounced the vile and harmful content contained in the film he chose to publicize.”
Silver’s statement concluded with him claiming that he will have a meeting with Kyrie Irving to “discuss the situation.” Several individuals have been waiting for the former champion to issue a public apology but Irving has mostly avoided questions put out by reporters.
Kyrie Irving and the Nets offered $500,000 each to eradicate discrimination of all forms
Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets organization both agreed to donate $500,000 each to help eradicate all forms of hate or discrimination that takes. Over the years, Kai has been a strong advocate for social justice standing firm in his belief to help humans get their freedom.
Both parties released a joint statement via Twitter in which Kyrie said, “I oppose all forms of hatred and oppression and stand strong with communities that are marginalized and impacted every day. I am aware of the negative impact of my post towards the Jewish community and I take responsibility.”