Kyrie Irving found Net owners Joe and Clara Tsai on Thursday, and while that meeting was reportedly productive, there doesn’t appear to be any momentum toward a return during Brooklyn’s upcoming four-game road trip, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Irving’s suspension will last at least five games, but there is no defined endpoint. The Nets list the following six stages before Irving returned to the team.
- Apologize and condemn the film posted on your social media accounts.
- Donate $500,000 worth to anti-hate causes.
- Take sensitivity training.
- Take anti-Semitic training.
- Meet the Anti-Defamation League and Jewish Leaders.
- Meet Joe Tsai to understand why his actions were wrong.
Only after all six steps have been taken will Irving be able to return to the floor. It is not clear at this stage what steps have been taken and what have not. According to Wojnarowski, Irving is expected to attend several constituencies, including meetings with Jewish community leaders, before returning. “Clara and I met Kyrie and her family yesterday,” said Nets owner Joe Tsai tweeted Friday. “We spent quality time understanding each other and it is clear to me that Kyrie has no belief in hatred towards the Jewish people or any group.”
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The Nets began their road trip against the Clippers on Saturday. After that, Irving will technically miss five games and be eligible for a return on Sunday lakers, However, Nets head coach Jack Vaughan said Saturday afternoon that Irving would not be available for Sunday’s game against the Lakers.
“that [Tsai] Keep that statement tomorrow, the kind of collaboration and alignment the show has right now, I don’t have any updates on the timetable.” Vaughan said.
When asked if Irving would be available at all during the road trip, Vaughan said he didn’t know.
“I don’t know, I know he’s not available tomorrow, I’m told,” Vaughan said.
Soon after, Nets owner Joe Tsai said that Kyrie “still has work to do” when asked if Irving would return during this road trip.
“He has to show people he’s sorry,” Tsai told The New York Post During a game against the Clippers at the Crypto.com Arena on Saturday. “What’s important – and what people tend to miss – is that they apologized only after they were suspended.”
If Irving doesn’t return during this road trip, the first possible game he could play will be against memphis grizzlies in Brooklyn.
On Friday, NBPA issued a statement Addressing the return of Irving. “We are working closely with Kyrie, the Nets organization and nba To develop a plan to move forward through forgiveness, understanding and healing,” it reads. According to a memo, the NBPA has been adamant that “the rights of the Curie, and the rights of all future players, at every turn.” But have been preserved.” Will make it difficult for the Nets to keep Irving out indefinitely, but at the moment it doesn’t look like he’ll be back during this upcoming road trip.
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