LeBron James and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver stand up for Kyrie Irving during the anti-Semitic uproar

By Navneet Singh

At a briefing on Thursday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver stated that he is certain that suspended Brooklyn star Kyrie Irving is not anti-Semitic.

LeBron James used Twitter to stand up for his old teammate, whose situation with the Nets is still unknown.

The Brooklyn Nets have suspended Irving following his most recent controversy with an anti-Semitic movie he posted on social media.

The list of demands the Nets are placing on Irving, according to James, is "extreme" and he should be able to play again.

The Nets gave Irving a minimum five-game suspension after he publicly supported an anti-Semitic movie on social media and then doubled down.  

Irving reportedly disregarded pleas from Nets owner Joe Tsai and refused to apologise, denounce antisemitism, or change his position.

Irving expressed regret on Instagram, but not before the Nets suspended him.

 Nike has terminated its affiliation with him, a decision that co-founder Phil Knight said will be made permanently. 

According to reports, the NBPA, of which Irving is also a vice president, plans to challenge his ban.

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