Kyrie Irving is always in trouble and this time Kyrie and the Brooklyn Nets were ordered to donate $500,000 to an organization that fights against hate and intolerance. The reason for this was an Amazon link to the 2018 film “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America,” which Kyrie posted on social media. The film is considered anti-Semitic.
“I stand against all forms of hatred and oppression and I stand firmly with people who are marginalized and harassed every day.”
“I am aware of the negative impact of my post on the Jewish people and take responsibility. I would like to point out that this film does not reflect my principles and values, nor do I believe that everything I have heard is true. My family and I have never intended to harm any particular race or religious group, we just want to be a beacon of light and truth,” – Irving said in a statement.
To support the organization’s position, the Brooklyn Nets and New York Liberty will host public conversations on the topic of “Hate Based on Race, Ethnicity and Religion.”
All this was quickly followed by remarks and of course, Shaquille O’Neal was straightforward, – “Basketball brings people together, that’s why we love it and want to make others love it too. Sometimes it hurts me that we have to sit here and talk about what divides basketball. Now we all have to answer for what this idiot did.”