April 23, 2024

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Celtics star, NBPA Vice-President Jaylen Brown thinks Kyrie Irving’s return requirements are too harsh

Celtics star, NBPA Vice-President Jaylen Brown thinks Kyrie Irving's return requirements are too harsh

Boston Celtics Forward and Vice President of NBPA Jaylyn Brown He said he and the others in the players’ union had issues with requirements Brooklyn Networks she gave Keri Irving to return him to his position.

Brown said Boston Globe On Monday, Irving is scheduled to meet with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday, and the NBPA plans to appeal Irving’s suspension.

“The terms of his return appear to be many, and many players have expressed their dissatisfaction with the terms,” ​​Brown said. Via The Globe.

Irving was suspended from the Nets for at least five games last week after being suspended He endorsed an anti-Semitic movie on social media and refused to apologize over and over againCondemn anti-Semitism or back down. he is I apologize later on Instagrambut not until the nets hung it.

Irving reportedly did not respond to multiple texts from nets owner Joe Tsai about the controversy.

in order to Irving is reported to be reinstated:

  • Issuing a verbal apology and condemning the antisemitic film

  • Share your apology on social media

  • Full sensitivity training

  • Meet the Jewish leaders of the Brooklyn community

  • meet with Tsai

  • Donate $500,000 to Anti-Hate Causes

Those requirements come from the Nets, not the league – which told Yahoo Sports last week that it “was unaware of the depth of what it asked Irving’s team to fulfill”.

However, Brown said he thinks these requirements are too harsh. After Irving’s meeting with Silver, he hopes the league and NBPA can establish guidelines to better handle similar situations in the future.

“I don’t think Kyrie Irving is an anti-Semite,” Brown said. Via The Globe. “I don’t think people in our governing bodies think he’s anti-Semitic. He made a mistake. We understand from an outside perspective how important sensitivity is to not condone hate speech and not to condone anything like that. It’s sensitivity to the tone around it.”

“We don’t want to defend someone so we don’t condemn hate speech, but I don’t think Kyrie Irving is anti-Semitic. Hopefully the NBA will feel the same way… There is an interesting distinction between what someone says orally and what someone posts as a link on a platform Without a description behind it. Some people will say there is no difference and some will argue that there is a difference. There is no language in our CBA. There are no rules against it. This is uncharted territory for everyone, and everyone is trying to tell the difference between the two.”

Jaylene Brown said Kyrie Irving will meet Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday. (Brad Benner/USA Today)