Adam Silver has 'no doubt' that Kyrie Irving is not anti-Semitic

Adam Silver has 'no doubt' that Kyrie Irving is not anti-Semitic

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Adam Silver has 'no doubt' that Kyrie Irving is not anti-Semitic

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Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Phil Knight says Kyrie Irving’s relationship with Nike likely over…10:05 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
The day in Kyrie: Silver, LeBron, Nike all speak out.…9:21 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
In an interview with the New York Times, NBA commish Adam Silver, while saying he doesn’t believe Kyrie Irving is anti-Semitic, said he watched the Amazon film and came away with this conclusion: PM

Erik Slater @erikslater_
Adam Silver says the Nets will decide when Kyrie Irving can return to the team “in consultation with the league.”
Article adds it is unclear if Kyrie will meet the team’s conditions.…8:19 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Here is Adam Silver refusing to say much substantial about his meeting with Kyrie. Lots of treading lightly.…8:13 PM
Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
NEW: In sit down, Adam Silver discusses Kyrie Irving. Says Irving isn’t antisemitic and that the criticism for the league’s delay in disciplining him “may be fair.” Also says, the Nets and league are working w/ Irving on “what remediation is appropriate.”…7:38 PM
Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
Adam Silver addressing a conference in Washington today, says following meeting with Kyrie Irving, that he has “no doubt that [Irving] is not antisemitic.” – 4:32 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown took a shot at Nike’s ethics Thursday in response to Nike founder Phil Knight’s comments on Kyrie Irving…4:26 PM
Ethan Strauss @SherwoodStrauss
Since LeBron is commenting on the Kyrie saga……3:05 PM
Israel Gutierrez @IzGutierrez
There is zero Kyrie debate here. – 2:15 PM
LeBron James @KingJames
💭 I told you guys that I don’t believe in sharing hurtful information. And I’ll continue to be that way but Kyrie apologized and he should be able to play. That’s what I think. It’s that simple. Help him learn- but he should be playing. What he’s asked to do to get back on – 1:59 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Frank Drucker has learned, that immediately after deboning carcass of Knix by 27, Nets—in example of team unity—awarded Kyrie Irving the game matzoh ball. – 1:56 PM
Nike likely done with Kyrie Irving for good, says co-founder Phil Knight: ‘Kyrie stepped over the line’…12:07 PM
Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard
Are the Nets better off without Kyrie? Would a loss actually help the Eagles? Should the Lakers trade picks for help now? & more! Guests: @GregJennings @EddieHouse_50 @OldenPolynice1
Catch us live weeknights 7-10p ET on @FoxSportsRadio & @iHeartRadio…11:27 AM
The relationship between Kyrie Irving and Nike is likely severed for good, co-founder Phil Knight told CNBC. AM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
ICYMI: Black Hebrew Israelite group protests Kyrie Irving’s suspension near Barclays Center #nets… via @nypostsports teammate @MarkWSanchez11:14 AM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Nike co-founder and chairman emeritus said today Nike’s relationship with Kyrie Irving is likely done. Nike suspended its deal with him last week. Knight said “Kyrie stepped over the line.”
“I would doubt that we would go back,” Knight said on CNBC. “But I don’t know for sure.” – 11:13 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Nike-Kyrie relationship likely finished, Phil Knight tells CNBC…10:25 AM
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Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
since kyrie irving was suspended, brooklyn has posted BY FAR the best defensive rating in the league: 95.0. (2nd is memphis at 104.7.)
the nets now have the 11th best defense this season. – 9:43 AM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jaylen Brown on Ime Udoka not getting Nets job: “I think the Brooklyn Nets have a lot more going on right now with the Kyrie Irving situation, which everyone is monitoring. I think that’s probably what hindered him getting that spot. But shoutout to Jake Vaughn — is it Jacque?” PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Nets this season
With Kyrie: Without Kyrie:
8 games 4 games
2 wins 3 wins
18th in offense 7th in offense
29th in defense 1st in defense PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
The NBA All-Stars right now if determined by Game Score.
Doncic, Curry, SGA, Jokic, Dame, Morant, AD, Booker, Fox, Towns, Markkanen (!!!), LeBron
Giannis, Tatum, Durant, Mitchell, Embiid, Siakam, Harden, Haliburton, Trae, Dejounte, Butler, Kyrie PM
StatMuse @statmuse
KD tonight:
29 PTS
12 REB
12 AST
+33 in 35 MIN
3-1 without Kyrie. PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Simmons just looks so uncomfortable around the rim. As well as the Nets have played at times in the last few games — the Simmons issue hangs over everything just like the uncertainty around Kyrie. – 9:33 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
This Nets team plays with a completely different energy and hustle for Jacque Vaughn as compared to Steve Nash.
And I will say: I think the team being free of the Kyrie Irving media circus for an extended period has contributed greatly. – 9:03 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
I know Boston fans debated this — Nets better without Kyrie?
Obviously his talent says no but there are other things to consider like defense. – 8:49 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Kyrie Irving’s suspension protested by small group outside Barclays Center…8:39 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Woj on the ESPN broadcast speaking about the potential timeline for Kyrie Irving’s return: “I don’t think it’s clear to anyone.” – 8:08 PM
Nets GM Sean Marks hasn’t talked to Kyrie Irving, does not address Ime Udoka’s candidacy for coaching job…7:44 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
As a pre-recorded video plays pregame with players introducing themselves and where they went to school — some boos are noticeable as Kyrie appears on the screen. There were a few cheers, there were more boos. – 7:20 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
When (if?) Kyrie is reactivated, I was hoping the Nets’s head coach would be David Blatt… – 6:51 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Sean Marks says he has not spoken with Kyrie directly since announcing his suspension:
“On the Kyrie front, when we have news to share and updates, we will do so at the appropriate time. As of now there is nothing to share.” PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Vaughn, like Sean Marks, says he hasn’t spoken to Kyrie Irving. Said he was just focused on doing the immediate task of coaching the team, but said he could try to reach out now that he’s been named the coach on a full-time basis. – 5:50 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Jacque Vaughn said he has not talked to Kyrie Irving. Wasn’t sure it was his place given the uncertainty he had as interim coach. Adds that could change now that’s he’s got the full-time gig. – 5:50 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Jacque Vaughn still hasn’t talked to Kyrie Irving. Thought, as an assistant, it was outside his “boundaries.” That could change now. #Nets5:50 PM

More on this storyline

Asked if he was comfortable with the Nets’ terms, Silver said, “That is being discussed at this time.” He added: “I think that what I understand where things stand is the Nets are looking to make this into a partnership between them and Kyrie Irving as to what remediation is appropriate. Because what is most important here is that the remorse be truly authentic and genuine. And I think that will best come by conditions that are agreed to upon as opposed to imposed on him.” -via New York Times / November 10, 2022
N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that he didn’t believe Nets guard Kyrie Irving was antisemitic after meeting with him in person this week at the league’s headquarters in Manhattan. Irving has been facing backlash for promoting an antisemitic film on Twitter last month. “We had a direct and candid conversation,” Silver, who is Jewish, said in an interview with The New York Times, adding, “He’s someone I’ve known for a decade, and I’ve never heard an antisemitic word from him or, frankly, hate directed at any group.” -via New York Times / November 10, 2022
In a follow-up phone conversation, Silver added, “Whether or not he is antisemitic is not relevant to the damage caused by the posting of hateful content.” Silver declined to elaborate on his meeting with Irving, citing an agreement with him to keep the details of their conversation private. -via New York Times / November 10, 2022

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