Timeline: Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving may soon return from suspension over controversial post


  • Oct. 26

    In a since-deleted tweet, NBA Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving posted a link about a 2018 film “Hebrews to Negreos: Wake Up Black America,” which has been labeled as anti-semitic.  

  • Oct. 28

    Owner of the Brooklyn Nets Joe Tsai posted on twitter, “I’m disappointed that Kyrie appears to support a film based on a book full of antisemitic disinformation.” 

    Tsai said that Irving’s anti-semitic comments were unprofessional and should have real repercussions. 

  • Oct. 29

    Irving stated at an Oct. 29 press conference, “I’m only going to get stronger because I’m not alone,” along with, “I have a whole army around me.”

    He also tweeted that the anti-semitic labels of him are not justified.

  • Nov. 3

    Irving’s Nov. 3 suspension was originally only for five games, but Irving refused to apologize for his comments and found himself suspended indefinitely. 

  • Nov. 3

    Irving posted an apology on instagram on Nov. 3 after the announcement of his suspension.

  • Nov. 4

    Nike announced on Nov. 4 that they will be ending their partnership with Irving and will stop all production and remove all models of Irving’s shoes from store shelves. 

    Although Nike and Irving recently released Irving’s eighth signature shoe, it will no longer be sold.

  • Nov. 5

    According to Shams Charanie of the Athletic, the Nets established six requirements for Irving’s return.

  • Nov. 16

    As of Nov. 16, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnaroski reported that sources indicate that Irving is nearing completion of the Nets’ requirements.

  • Nov. 20

    According to reports, Irving may return for the Nets home game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Nov. 20.

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