Nets Guard Kyrie IrvingWho offered it? “deep apologies” for Post a link to It was anticipated that an antisemitic movie would be made. to Play in the Nets’ game Sunday night after a suspension that lasted eight games.
“I just want to offer my deep apologies to all those who are impacted over these last few weeks. Specifically my Jewish relatives. My Black relatives. You know, all races and cultures,” Irving He spoke to reporters Sunday during his first news conference since Nov. 3.
“Feel like we all felt the impact. And I don’t stand for anything close to hate speech or antisemitism or anything that is anti going against the human race. I feel like we all should have an opportunity to speak for ourselves when things are assumed about us.”
The attended the news conference. Nets’ general manager, Sean Marks, who said that Irving It was expected to Take the floor against the Memphis Grizzlies Sunday night. Shetellia Riley Irving, Irving’s stepmother and agent, and Tamika Tremaglio, the executive director of the players’ union, were also in attendance, as well as a representative from the N.B.A. Irving The news conference lasted approximately 13 minutes and featured four questions.
“I’m grateful we all could share space today because this is a moment in history that I’m going to remember forever,” Irving Before answering the first question. “Just because of the impact that all this has made on our world, cultures — not only just here in America, but abroad. Right now, we’re just here to really take this effort to make a more equal world.”
IrvingReporters were told by a 30-year-old man that he was “rightfully defensive” He shared the film’s details on Twitter, Oct. 27, during his previous news conferences. Amazon hosted the 2018 film called “Hebrew to Negroes: Wake Up Black America” and is driven by antisemitic tropes. This includes false assertions about Holocaust. Irving’s tweet was eventually deleted. After the post was published, two news conferences took place. Irving declined to apologize and did not disavow antisemitism or the movie itself — which led to He was eventually suspended after widespread outrage. Irving He has missed eight games. He also lost a Nike deal.
“I was rightfully defensive that there was an assumption that I could be antisemitic or that I meant to post the documentary to stand side by side with all the views of the documentary,” Irving said. “I was defensive initially. You know, how can you call someone antisemite when you don’t know them? How can you call their family out on things that we don’t have a track record of? I have no track record of anything like that.”
He said, “When you’re dealing with that emotion, I think you’ve got to let it out. And I did. And there were some things that were misinterpreted and misunderstood in those comments and those other press conferences. All I was meaning to say is that I stand strong with the people I come from.”
Irving A six-demanded report was also criticized by him Nets Conditions were set forth for His return. That is it. reported by The AthleticThese requirements were included in the. Irving You will meet representatives from Anti-Defamation League. The Nets They have not yet publicly confirmed the list. Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown, a vice president on the union’s executive committee, suggested in an interview published earlier this month that the union would appeal the suspension After the list was published. Jonathan Greenblatt was the A.D.L.’s head and told The Times Thursday that he has not yet met with anyone. IrvingAlthough he hoped otherwise, to. Irving According to him, he met with “different people within the Jewish community,” But he didn’t specify who.
“Let’s clarify the list just because I think it was inappropriate the way it was released in the way that it somehow pinnned me in the corner, as if I was guilty of something and as if I was, you know, this antisemitic person, this label that was placed on me,” Irving said.
When asked what he thought about one of the film’s central claims, the false notion that Black people are the original Israelites. Irving said, “That was the intent when I was watching the movie was to have a deeper understanding of my family heritage and where I come from. And when I said I meant no harm, I meant that.”
“Where all this started from, it was legitimately to learn about what anti-blackness was,” Irving added. “And it led me to a documentary that ended up exploring and opening my mind to more than than I could put in the words right now.”