Lakers Star LeBron James Fuels Controversy With Kyrie Irving Tweet

LeBron James likes to get involved in the hottest topics and that’s exactly what happened following the Kyrie Irving drama. The Brooklyn Nets veteran guard earned a five-game suspension after endorsing an anti-Semitic film. The worst part? He didn’t even apologize at first. Nets owner Joe Tsai tried to contact him, but Irving didn’t return his calls. The franchise released an official statement, condemning his attitude. That’s not all. Nike also suspended its relationship with Irving.

“Such failure to disavow antisemitism when given a clear opportunity to do so is deeply disturbing, is against the values of our organization, and constitutes conduct detrimental to the team,” the Nets said in a statement. “Accordingly, we are of the view that he is currently unfit to be associated with the Brooklyn Nets. We have decided that Kyrie will serve a suspension without pay until he satisfies a series of objective remedial measures that address the harmful impact of his conduct and the suspension period served is no less than five games.”

LeBron James wants Kyrie Irving to return to the floor

LeBron didn’t support his former teammate after the scandal took place. He doesn’t like when others criticize races and communities. He has condemned such attitude over the years and also admitted that Irving “caused some harm.”

“It’s simple. Me, personally, I don’t condone any hate to any kinds, any race, to Jewish communities, to Black communities, to Asian communities. You guys know where I stand,” James said on November 5. ” … I believe what Kyrie did caused some harm to a lot of people. He has since, over the last — today, or was it yesterday — he apologized. But he caused some harm, and I think it’s unfortunate.

“I don’t stand on the position to harm people when it comes to your voice or your platform or anything. So it doesn’t matter what color your skin is, how tall you are, what position you’re in — if you are promoting or soliciting or saying harmful things to any community that harm people, then I don’t respect it. I don’t condone it.”

Well, now may be the perfect time for Irving to return to game action. That’s what some players suggest.

Irving has to meet with the media and give a statement about the film. He has to apologize for sharing it and also has to “meet with the Anti-Defamation League and leaders from the Jewish community in Brooklyn.” Oh, yes, he will have to meet with the Nets owner. So, yes, Irving has to try really hard to fix the damage he made.