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NBA Twitter Reacts to Kyrie Irving Being Welcomed by Fans at Courtside Wearing “Fight Antisemitism” T-Shirts

Arjun Julka

NBA Twitter Reacts to Kyrie Irving Being Welcomed by Fans at Courtside Wearing "Fight Antisemitism" T-Shirts

Controversy’s favorite child, Kyrie Irving, is back at it, this time for his anti-semitic tweet. The Nets guard had shared a link to a 2018 Amazon Prime documentary film titled Hebrews to Negro**: Wake Up Black America, which many criticized for its antisemitic theme.

Thus Irving was again the eye of the storm, receiving heavy backlash for his tweet. Nonetheless, the former champion did issue a clarification, stating he respected all religions but didn’t budge from his stance, despite drawing strong reactions from various sections, including Nets owner Joe Tsai.

Post the recent loss against the Pacers, Irving would address the issue with the media, getting into a bit of a heated argument with veteran reporter Nick Friedell.

Irving’s comments come at a time when Kanye West has been canceled by many for his antisemitic tweets. As a result, the hip-hop mogul lost his billionaire status too.

Also read: “Kyrie Irving is Not Antisemetic Coz of His Race?”: NBA Twitter Asks a Question Which Brings Forth Meyers Leonard’s $50,000 Fine and Exile

With the heat increasing on Irving, the Nets guard was welcomed by a group of protestors seated front seat at the Barclays Center.

NBA Twitter reacts to fans wearing “Fight Antisemitism” t-shirts at the Barclays Center.

Is this Kyrie Irving’s final season in the Nets uniform?

Irving’s tenure with the Brooklyn team has been nothing short of problematic. Currently, in his 4th year with the franchise, the seven-time All-Star has played 110 out of the 243 games conducted so far. Missing games due to injuries and the infamous anti-vaccination episode.

During the recent off-season, Irving exercised his player option worth $37 million, with the Nets offering him no extension. His latest Anti-Semitic tweet, followed by a run-in with owner Joe Tsai, suggests this may very well be the superstar’s last outing in the Nets uniform.

Also read: “Kyrie Irving Supported a Movie With a Quote From Adolf Hitler”: Nets Star Receives Further Backlash For Anti-Semitic Content Promotion

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Arjun Julka

Arjun Julka


Arjun Julka is a NBA author at The SportsRush. Basketball isn’t just a sport for this 26-year-old, who hails from Mumbai. He began watching the sport after stumbling upon a court in his society, helping him identify an undiscovered passion for the game of hoops. Now an ardent fan, Arjun supports Stephen Curry and the Warriors but also enjoys watching Giannis Antetokounmpo own the paint. When it comes to the GOAT debate, the TSR author feels LeBron James is yet to receive a lot of his due but cannot deny marveling at Michael Jordan’s resume.

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