Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving’s unexpected return from suspension

November 18, 2022

According to reports cited by a source, Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets will likely make his return from suspension against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday.


Irving will sit out Thursday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, making the total number of games served by his ban eight. Irving has missed the Nets’ last seven games.


After the guard failed to denounce antisemitism on November 3, the team punished him for a minimum of five games. On October 27, Irving posted a link to a film with antisemitic motifs on Twitter.


According to Charania, Irving has spoken with Jewish community leaders as part of his efforts to complete the prerequisites listed by the Nets for him to rejoin the team. She also says that the NBA and Nets are pleased with Irving’s efforts.


A few days after calling Irving’s choice to publish the link “reckless,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver reportedly had a fruitful discussion with Irving on November 8.


The Nets owner Joe Tsai and the suspended player met last week. Tsai later said he didn’t think Irving was anti-Semitic and that everyone involved was “moving productively toward a process of forgiveness, cleansing, and education.”


Nearly three weeks have passed since Irving’s most recent appearance, which was on November 1 against the Chicago Bulls.

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