After criticism arose over a film that Kyrie Irving uploaded on social media that was anti-Semitic, LeBron James defended Irving.
“I told you guys I didn’t think it was right to spread unpleasant information. Kyrie apologized, therefore he should be allowed to play, but I’ll still remain that way, LeBron said on Twitter. “I feel that that. It’s that easy. Tutor him, but he needs to be playing. I consider what he is being asked to do to get back on the floor to be unreasonable. He is not the way that he is depicted.
LeBron took to his Twitter account to speak out against Kyrie Irving’s requirements to return to the court.
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) November 10, 2022
LeBron voiced his view on the criticism Irving received after uploading the video last week.
LeBron remarked, in part, “It doesn’t matter what color your skin is, how tall you are, or what position you’re in. “I don’t respect any community that is pushing, begging, or speaking things that are damaging to individuals. He continued, “I hope he recognizes that what he said was detrimental to a lot of people. I don’t condone it.”
The Brooklyn Nets announced that Irving would be banned from the game for “no less than five games” after his suspension. According to sources who spoke with Shams Charania later, Irving has six more tasks to finish before he can join the Nets again. These tasks include expressing regret for sharing the anti-semitic film, undergoing sensitivity training, giving a $500,000 charitable contribution, and more.