Nets guard Kyrie Irving has been suspended by the Brooklyn Nets for five games without pay. He reposted a link to an anti-Semitic movie/book and received a lot of criticism. Tomorrow will be the fifth game in a row that Irving has missed. But for Irving, there may be some good news in the near future.
The NBPA said Kyrie has met with the Brooklyn Nets, the NBA and the NBPA “on several occasions” in recent days, sources said. No one wants to see their career end like this. He reposted something he shouldn’t have and his unpaid ban is now paying the price.
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Suspended guard Kyrie Irving has met with the Brooklyn Nets, the NBA and the NBPA “on multiple occasions” in recent days, and the union “expects all matters to the satisfaction of all parties soon.” @TheNBPA He told players in an email obtained by ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 11, 2022
Kyrie Irving could return to the Nets next week.
This is the first news that we have seen that the situation is taking a step in the right direction. Don’t forget that all of this could have been resolved if Irving had answered one of the many text messages his owner Joe Chee sent him to discuss the matter. He did not respond and the suspension is his punishment.
“Kyrie’s rights and the rights of all future players are protected at every turn.” In a memo to players, the NBPA reiterated that Irving and the union “unequivocally condemn anti-Semitism and all forms of hate speech…” – NBPA (National Basketball Players Association).
The Nets begin a four game road trip on the West Coast. They face the Clippers tomorrow and that will be the fifth game Kyrie has missed. There’s a chance Irving could be back in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Lakers or Tuesday’s game against the Kings. After Irving’s suspension, Brooklyn has a new head coach. Jacques Vaughan is now in charge of the Nets. He and Irving have been building a relationship over the last four seasons.