nba megastar LeBron James tweeted announce that Brooklyn Nets defenseman Kyrie Irving should be able to return to court, calling the Brooklyn Nets’ demands “excessive.”
Irving was suspended indefinitely by the Nets for failing to disavow antisemitism, and the team was reportedly delivered a set of six tasks to Irving he must complete before a return can be considered. The Nets want Irving to donate $500,000 to fight hate, attend sensitivity training, and meet with the ADL and Jewish leaders, among other demands. Irving has already apologized on Instagram.
Boston’s Jaylen Brown was the first player to go public with the Nets’ terms. said he expects the NBPA to appeal the suspension.
On Thursday, James tweeted that while he “does not believe in the spread of harmful information,” he believes that Irving “should play.”
ESPN Stephen A. Smith criticized the Nets’ demands for Irving, claiming that the organization is trying to “emasculate” Irving.
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